History

a hill of grass and flowers leads the ruins of Sutro Baths at Lands End overlooking the Pacific Ocean
Lands End Lookout Visitor Center
Join us and Park Historian John Martini as we explore Sutro Heights and Sutro Baths.
A dark hall leads to a person looking down through a sunny archway on one of Fort Points upper levels
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Fort Point
Join us at Fort Point for a tour of Fort Point, led by park historian John Martini, to learn about the "fort that never fired a shot in anger".
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.
Fort Funston
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Fort Funston Trailhead
Join park historian John Martini on an exploration of Fort Funston and the remains of many of these fortifications lie buried beneath the city’s last large expanse of natural dunes.
Image of the front of the Presidio Visitor Center with the Golden Gate Bridge in the backgrounr
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Presidio Officer's Club
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.
Group of hikers being guided by a Park Ranger
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Sutro Heights Entrance
Find out about Adolph Sutro’s plans for a vast "Pleasure Ground" at the rocky edge of San Francisco on this easy stroll through Sutro Heights Park.
Image of the Presidio Main Post Parade Ground with the Bay in the distance
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Presidio Visitor Center
Join a Presidio Docent for an interpretive walk around the Main Post to learn the past and present uses of the buildings.
Image of the Presidio Main Post Parade Ground with the Bay in the distance
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Presidio Visitor Center
Join a Presidio Docent for an interpretive walk around the Main Post to learn the past and present uses of the buildings.
Image of the Presidio Main Post Parade Ground with the Bay in the distance
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Presidio Visitor Center
Join a Presidio Docent for an interpretive walk around the Main Post to learn the past and present uses of the buildings.
View overlooking Fort Baker and the Golden Gate
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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.