September 13, 2014

2-4 pm

Audience: Adults, High School Students, Public, Families, Seniors, Educators

Location: Fort Baker

Event Type: History, Tours/Walk/Recreation

In the early 1900s, Fort Baker was the home of Coast Artillery gun emplacements that defended San Francisco Bay. On this tour we’ll walk past the renovated barracks and officers’ quarters of Cavallo Point Lodge, then proceed along the waterfront where the “army’s navy” was moored during World War II. Next, an uphill climb to the former gun emplacements of Battery Yates with its spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge. By special permission, we’ll then go into the long-closed earthen fortification at Battery Cavallo to explore its 1870s brick tunnels, including a passageway to a lonely observation post overlooking Angel Island and Alcatraz that few people have ever seen. Meet at the flagpole on the main parade ground at Fort Baker. Walk takes two hours. Limit 30 people. This is a semi-strenuous walk. Rain cancels.

Registration required; call (415) 331-1540. 

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