Nike Missile Site


Welcome to the Nike Missile Site!
A Cold War museum in the heart of GGNRA

During the tense years of the Cold War, from 1953 to 1979, the United States Army built and operated close to 300 Nike missile sites in the United States. These sites were designed as the last line of defense against Soviet bombers. Today, a dedicated group of volunteers works in partnership with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on the continuous task of restoration at site SF-88L, the only fully restored Nike missile site in the country. This museum is an enduring reminder of the Cold War and allows visitors to reflect upon the realities of the Cold War and their influence on today's society.

Visiting the Nike Missile Site

Current Hours:

Saturdays 12:30 - 3:30 PM

Please note that the Nike Missile Site is closed during inclement weather.

Tours are available at 12:45 and 1:45 PM. On the first Saturday of each month, we host our Nike Veterans Open House who provide a first-hand account of their experience at Nike Missile Sites across the United States. To confirm hours or for additional information, please contact the Marin Headlands Visitor Center at (415) 331-1540.

Public Transit

Visit the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency for Muni 76X service and route information on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.


For more information, please contact:

Marin Headlands Visitor Center
Fort Barry, Building 948
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-1540

Last updated: November 4, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123-0022


(415) 561-4700
Pacific West Region Information Center (415) 561-4700 Special Event & Commercial Film Permits (415) 561-4300

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