Since the Spanish first arrived in 1776, the Presidio’s soldiers have maintained their guard over the riches of San Francisco Bay. This serene corner of San Francisco is the oldest continuously used military post in the nation—and it’s also one of the most beautiful.
Transferred from the Army to the National Park Service in 1994, the Presidio offers forests, creeks, trails, views, architecture, and history for today’s park visitors.
Learn more about the Presidio Experience (PDF. 5.9MB).
Officers’ Club, Presidio Visitor Center Closed
NOTE: The Officers’ Club is temporarily closed while it undergoes a full historic rehabilitation. Upon reopening, it will host community and special events as well as public programs related to the Presidio’s archeology and history.
A temporary visitor center has opened on the Main Post. Building 105, next to the Walt Disney Family Museum, now houses interpretive exhibits and a reception area where visitors can obtain maps and get directions. The temporary visitor center is open Thursday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. The phone number remains (415) 561-4323.
California Coastal Trail by Presidio Overlook Closed
Rob Hill Campground
The Presidio’s Rob Hill Campground re-opened in May 2010 after undergoing 20 months of improvements made possible by a $4 million grant from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. The campground serves as the home of the Camping at the Presidio (CAP) program.
Rob Hill sits atop the Presidio’s highest point in a stand of eucalyptus trees overlooking Baker Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The campground welcomes scouts, school groups, and families for a wilderness experience just a stone’s throw from city life.
The rustic site originally featured just two campfire rings and had minimal amenities. Now the campground has been expanded to include four group campsites that can accommodate 30 people each, new restrooms, a large stone campfire circle, and an indoor “Great Room” for educational programs.
For more information, visit the the Presidio Trust’s web site and the National Park Service’s website.
50 Moraga Ave, Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129
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