Historic Sites

Volunteers Working in Black Point Historic Gardens
Black Point Meeting Location
Help us restore the long-neglected gardens of East Black Point, a spectacular park site tucked away above the bustling San Francisco waterfront.
Volunteer at work in Lands End
Lands End Parking Lot
Become a Park Steward and help restore unique San Francisco coastal habitat.
Lobos Creek Meeting Location
Become a Park Steward and help restore unique San Francisco coastal habitat.
Presidio Officers' Club
Our Work
Visitor Center
Touted as San Francisco’s most historic building, the Officers’ Club—once a social hub for U.S. Army officers and their families—has roots that go back to the earliest days of Spanish settlement, in the late 18th century. Now a multifaceted cultural destination, the Officers’ Club offers free exhibits tracing the Presidio's past and present, free live music and talks, weekend crafts for kids, and school field trips.
Former Alcatraz guard George DeVincenzi and other alumni participate in a reunion on the island in 2015.
A chapter of San Francisco history will come to a close on Alcatraz Island as members of the Alcatraz Alumni Association will gather for the final official reunion on the Rock. But their stories will continue to be told.
Alcatraz Gardens
Alcatraz’s current visitors experience an island that is alive with colorful plants gathered decades ago from around the world, and complemented by newly-introduced plants. These historic gardens not only illustrate the importance of gardens to the human spirit, but also the ecological benefits and aesthetic possibilities of sustainable gardening.
Volunteer on Alcatraz Island
Thu, Jun 30 8:00am-12:00pm
Wed, Jul 06 8:00am-12:00pm
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Alcatraz Gardens
Help restore and maintain gardens once tended by the island’s military and penitentiary residents—add life, color, and vibrancy to the Rock.
Alcatraz Island
March 19, 2007
From its inception as a military fortress during the Civil War era, to the revolutionary 18-month occupation by the Indians of All Tribes during the 1960s, to its standing today as one of the country’s most popular National Park sites, the history of Alcatraz is fascinating to discover.
Alcatraz Island
March 19, 2007
Between 1934 and 1963, Alcatraz housed a total of 1,576 inmates; here’s a line up of a few who were considered the “worst of the worst.”
Youth Programs on Alcatraz
April 1, 2007
Alcatraz invites young people to navigate the Island and interact with nature, history and adventure by becoming an Alcatraz Junior Ranger.