Battery East

View from Battery East
Battery East today
Grass-covered earthen works fortifications at Battery East.

National Park Service, GGNRA

Built in the 1870's, Battery East was constructed to withstand the heavy ordnance that had made multi-tiered masonry forts like Fort Point obsolete in the Civil War. You can view the earthen works and brick-lined magazines built to protect large Rodman guns and their ammunition. There are beautiful vistas of the Golden Gate, the San Francisco Bay and downtown. Picnic tables are nearby.

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Last updated: January 9, 2017

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