History

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.
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.
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Ranger Desiree will be sharing some of her culture through basket-weaving. She will share plant knowledge and more on the background of her Ohlone ancestry. Join her in the Presidio Visitor Center program area and take home your very own basket.
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Ranger Desiree will be taking you on a two-mile hike starting at the Presidio Visitor Center to El Polin Spring. She will take you back to where her ancestors once stood and share how Ohlone people use this park today.
Sunny day at Point Bonita Lighthouse
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Lighthouse Trailhead
Discover how Point Bonita provided safe passage through the treacherous Golden Gate and experience the last manned lighthouse on the Pacific Coast.
Visitors at the Nike Missile Site
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Battery Townsley
This restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site has intriguing stories to tell.
Visitors at the Nike Missile Site
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Sat, Jul 06 12:00pm-3:00pm
Sat, Aug 03 12:00pm-3:00pm
Sat, Sep 07 12:00pm-3:00pm
Sat, Oct 05 12:00pm-3:00pm
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.
A reenactment actor telling stories from the Civil War
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Fort Point
Come experience history first hand at a 160 year old Civil War Era fort!
Battery Townsley in the Marin Headlands
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Sun, Jul 07 12:00pm-4:00pm
Sun, Aug 04 12:00pm-4:00pm
Sun, Sep 01 12:00pm-4:00pm
Sun, Oct 06 12:00pm-4:00pm
Sun, Nov 03 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.
Fort Point National Historic Site underneath the Golden Gate Bridge
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Fort Point Entrance
Join our Park Rangers in learning Fort Point's History in this 15 minute long talk. The program is accessible. The times of the program are 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.