Visitor Center Address
1414 Harbour Way South,
NPS App GPS Guide to Visitor Center
Looking for a GPS guide to the Visitor Center? Download the official NPS app to your smartphone. Once you've located our park in the app, you can look in the "Self-Guided Tours" section of our park and select "Directions to the Visitor Center". If it helps, here is some detailed guidance to downloading and using the app for our park.
Parking at the Visitor Center
See Map Above: The Visitor Education Center is part of the Historic Ford Buidling complex. There is generally plenty of free parking in the complex parking lot. Once you pass the guard gate at the entrance of the complex, you proceed forward until you are able to turn right, and then continue forward towards the smaller brick building, directly in front of you. As you drive towards the building, there is parking on your left, all along the fence. There are also a few spots right at our building (which is the back side), including a couple of accessible ones. Please do not drive past the visitor center and through the small gate on the right. Vehicles are prohibited in that area.
I-80 West, EXIT Cutting Blvd. making a Right onto Cutting. Continue on Cutting for 2 Miles, and then make a Left onto Harbour Way South and continue for 0.8 miles. Make a left at the security gate/guard shack just before the large Ford Assembly Building. Inform the guard that you are going to the Visitor Center. Drive behind the Ford building. Visitor Center is in a smaller brick building down by the water. Parking close to the building is limited.
I-80 East, then take the I-580 West split after the Gilman St. off ramp. EXIT Harbour Way South, then turn Right onto Cutting Blvd, now make a Right at the next stop light onto Harbour Way South and Continue for 0.8 miles. Make a left at the security gate/guard shack just before the large Ford Assembly Building. Inform the guard that you are going to the Visitor Center. Drive behind the Ford building. Visitor Center is in a smaller brick building down by the water. Parking close to the building is limited.
From Oakland/South Bay:
I-580 West or I-880 North to I-80 East, then follow directions from Berkeley.
From San Francisco/Peninsula:
US 101 or I-280 North to I-80 over the Bay Bridge, then follow directions from Berkeley.
Marin County/North Bay
Take 101 South to I-580 East across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. EXIT Harbour Way/Cutting Blvd. Turn LEFT onto Cutting Blvd., and then RIGHT onto Harbour Way South. Continue for 0.8 miles until you see the large brick building. Make a LEFT into the gated lot passing the guard shack, and follow the parking lot all the way to the back looking for the Visitor Education center and NPS signage.
Last updated: September 29, 2023