History

Visitors at the Nike Missile Site
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NIKE Missile Site SF-88
Veterans of the Nike site share their first-hand stories and experiences at the only restored Nike Missile Site in the country.
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Join us to learn how the Fort's soldiers came together to protect the San Francisco Bay. Afterwards, you and other visitors can demonstrate your knowledge and become certified Fort Point cannoneers!
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If the buildings in the Main Post could talk, what would they say? Join this Docent led program to find out!
The Buffalo Soliders
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Cemetery
During this easy two-mile walk, hear about the challenges and triumphs of the African American "Buffalo Soldiers" during a time of overt racism and prejudice.
Juana Briones
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Presidio Officer's Club
Walk back to the time of Juana Briones, and explore the untold stories of African-Latinx in California's colonial period.
Youth at the Fort Point Cannon
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Cannon
Join us to learn how the soldiers of Fort Point came together to protect the San Francisco Bay. Afterwards, you and other visitors can demonstrate your knowledge and become certified Fort Point cannoneers!
Fort Baker
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Bay Area Discovery Museum
Tour the many layers of history found in Fort Baker! Reservation required, 415-331-1540.
A reenactment actor telling stories from the Civil War
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Entrance
See and hear Fort Point in come to life with music, marching, and the colorful uniforms of Civil War soldiers.
A reenactment actor telling stories from the Civil War
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Entrance
Experience first-hand the momentous era of the American Civil War from live re-enactors, through infantry and artillery demonstrations, medicine in the 1800's, music, Victorian dance, and exhibits displaying the lives of men, women, and children of days past.
Battery Townsley in the Marin Headlands
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Sun, Feb 03 12:00pm-4:00pm
Sun, Mar 03 12:00pm-4:00pm
Sun, Apr 07 12:00pm-4:00pm
Battery Townsley
Battery Townsley, at Fort Cronkhite, was San Francisco's most extensive--and most secret--World War II military fortification. Come visit and explore this labyrinthine battery.