The Presidio has been inhabited for over 10,000 years. Investigate how the Ohlone, Spanish, Mexican, and American residents of the Presidio impacted and influenced the landscape we now call a national park-and experience the legacies they they have left behind.

Cultural Encounters
Travel back to 1776 and learn about the difficulties the inhabitants of this area faced. Explore the challenges Spanish settlers encountered and examine the hardships the Ohlone people experienced living in the Presidio.

Growing your Roots: Juana Briones
Discover how Juana Briones and others used indigenous plants in Presidio for food, medicine, and tools. Identify the indigenous plants that have grown in the Presidio for thousands of years!

Buffalo Soldiers
Uncover hidden stories of how these brave African-American triumphed during a time of segregation and extreme racism, and explore their intimate connections with America’s national parks.

Availability: Programs are offered Tuesday through Saturday. Each visit is approximately 1–1.5 hours long.

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Contact Information

Fatima Colindres - Park Ranger
(415) 561-2805