History

On an introductory park tour for new staff, the sky offered this most glorious welcome at Point Bonita
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Fri, Jun 25 11:00am-12:00pm
Online/Virtual
Join staff from the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to understand the complex connection between the LGBTQ community and the military in the Bay Area. From a population boom to discriminatory practices, the military had a lasting impact on the growth of the LGBTQ+ community in the region.
Alcatraz Historic Prisons
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Alcatraz Visitor Center
Join Williams and Alcatraz Park Ranger Jackson Lam in a virtual discussion about mass incarceration in America.
Battery Chamberlin at Baker Beach
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Battery Chamberlin
How can a 50-ton gun simply disappear? Learn this and other facts while helping load and aim the last operational gun of its kind.
Sunny day at Point Bonita Lighthouse
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Lighthouse Trailhead
Join park staff and volunteer docents for a tour down the Point Bonita Trail.
Image of the interior of Fort Point with the lighthouse
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Entrance
Join a ranger near the front entrance of Fort Point for a tour! Learn about the soldiers' lives at Fort Point, the fort's unique architecture, the defenses of the Golden Gate and lots more. Tours are scheduled daily at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and typically last 30 minutes. Staff availability may affect these tour times, please inquire upon arrival.
Image of the interior of Fort Point with the lighthouse
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Entrance
Join a ranger near the front entrance of Fort Point for a tour! Learn about the soldiers' lives at Fort Point, the fort's unique architecture, the defenses of the Golden Gate and lots more. Tours are scheduled daily at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and typically last 30 minutes. Staff availability may affect these tour times, please inquire upon arrival.
Image of the front of the Presidio Visitor Center with the Golden Gate Bridge in the backgrounr
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Presidio Main Post Transit Center
The Main Post encompasses more history than another other site within Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Learn about Spanish colonial settlers, 1906 refugees, U.S. Army history from 1846 to 1995, and a dizzying variety of military architecture.
View overlooking Fort Baker and the Golden Gate
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Drown Road Trailhead
Join Park Ranger Emeritus and historian John Martini on an exploration of this historic military site in Sausalito.
Sunny day at Point Bonita Lighthouse
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Lighthouse Trailhead
Join park staff and volunteer docents for a tour down the Point Bonita Trail.
Battery Chamberlin at Baker Beach
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Battery Chamberlin
How can a 50-ton gun simply disappear? Learn this and other facts while helping load and aim the last operational gun of its kind.