History

View overlooking Fort Baker and the Golden Gate
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Fri, Apr 19 10:00am-11:30am
Fri, Apr 26 10:00am-11:30am
Fri, May 03 10:00am-11:30am
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Join a park ranger to learn about the history of Fort Baker! We will discuss the history of the San Francisco Bay, Fort Baker's role in the defenses of the Bay Area, and perhaps a few secrets of the fort as well.
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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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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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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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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, May 05 11:00am-3:00pm
Sun, Jun 02 11:00am-3:00pm
Sun, Jul 07 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.