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.
Last updated: January 9, 2017