Fort Point National Historic Site

Fort Point (1853-1861) was designed to defend the entrance to San Francisco Bay, but it never got to use its artillery. In the 1930s, during a visit to the fort, engineer Strauss, hired to build the Golden Gate Bridge, was apparently so impressed by the quality of its masonry that he designed a massive steel arch over the fort to preserve it. Fort Point today provides visitors with an excellent glimpse into military life on the California coast in the late 19C.

Useful information

Address:

Marine Drive, 94129 San Francisco

Phone:

+1 415-556-1693

Opening hours

Fri-Sun 10am-5pm

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