History

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Fort Point
On Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Italian artists duo TTOZOI are bringing GENIUS LOCI to Fort Point. Stop by for this free event and see the artmaking process, meet the artists, and learn about Fort Point's history.
Image of the Presidio Main Post Parade Ground with the Bay in the distance
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Sat, Apr 06 10:00am-12:00pm
Presidio Officer's Club
Join us for a walking tour of the Presidio Main Post with historian and retired National Park Service Ranger John Martini.
Image of a coastal battery with the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance
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Thu, Mar 21 3:00pm-5:00pm
Coastal Bluffs meeting location
Join historian and retired National Park Service Ranger John Martini on this exploration of the Presidio's Fort Scott bluffs.
Rosie the Riveter National Monument
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Sat, May 04 10:00am-12:00pm
Come explore our sister national park in Richmond, California: The Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park!
Image of the interior of Fort Point with the lighthouse
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Fort Point
Join historian and retired Park Ranger John Martini for a special tour of Fort Point.
Group of hikers being guided by a Park Ranger
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Lincoln Park Golf Course
Join historian and retired ranger John Martini for a special tour of what was once "City Cemetery" at the Lincoln Park Golf Course.
Juana Briones
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Sun, Mar 10 1:00pm-3:00pm
Presidio Visitor Center
In 1776, Juan Bautista de Anza led a diverse group of families to establish the Presidio, Spain's northernmost colony in Alta California. Thus began San Francisco! To hear more of the story, meet National Park Service volunteer Walter Coe at his drop-in interpretive session in the Presidio Visitor Center. No...
Battery Chamberlin at Baker Beach
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Sun, Mar 03 11:00am-3:00pm
Sun, Apr 07 11:00am-3:00pm
Sun, May 05 11:00am-3:00pm
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.
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East Beach Crissy Field Parking Lot
Enjoy a free, family-friendly, celebratory event with music, food, and much more. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn more about the next chapter of the national parksite, contribute your own creative ideas, and just have some fun.
Soldiers in San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake
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Presidio Visitor Center
From the seismic waves shaking the Earth to the far reaching ripples on human lives and history, explore earthquakes and their impacts on this two hour, .75-mile guided walk.