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, 16.6MB).
Presidio Visitor Center
Located at the north end of the Main Post, the William Penn Mott, Jr. Presidio Visitor Center is a 4,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art starting point for exploring this unique national park. The ADA-accessible visitor center includes interactive displays; a video wall showing the day's events and activities; and interpretive exhibits about the Presidio's natural, cultural, and historic features.
It is the first piece of a transformative park-making project-the Presidio Tunnel Tops-taking place across the rooftop of the Presidio Parkway between Crissy Field and the Main Post.
The Presidio Visitor Center, at 210 Lincoln Boulevard, is open from 10 am to 5 pm, every day of the week. The phone number is (415) 561-4323.
Touted as San Francisco’s most historic building, the Officers’ Club—once a social hub for U.S. Army officers and their families—has roots that go back to the earliest days of Spanish settlement, in the late 18th century.
A three-year revitalization project improved seismic safety, repaired the historic adobe walls, and transformed the Officers’ Club into a multifaceted cultural destination.
There’s a lot to see and do in this new visitor gateway, which also houses new classrooms and event spaces. For more information, read "8 Must-Do's at the New Presidio Officers' Club" or visit presidioofficersclub.com.
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.
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