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Fort Point National Historic Site

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Address: Long Ave & Marine Dr, Building 999, San Francisco, CA 94129
Phone Number: 415 556 1693
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Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point...
From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point protected San Francisco harbor from Confederate and foreign attack during and after the U.S. Civil War. Its beautifully arched casemates display the art of the master brick mason from the Civil War period.
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excellent history and great views

Visit on the weekend when the fort is open. Neaby parking and toilets. great views from the ramparts , but 3 flights of stairs to climb.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Visit on the weekend when the fort is open. Neaby parking and toilets. great views from the ramparts , but 3 flights of stairs to climb.

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Cypress, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We almost skipped over this and I'm SO glad my son stopped us to go in.....went biking over the bridge and you can stop in here first......beyond amazing views of bridge and bay....you can walk all through it and all 3 levels (top is under the bridge).....breezy up there, but lots of history!!....DO NOT MISS THIS!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

First...this is a free site....so you should absolutely come see the fort. It is really well taken care of and there are park rangers there that love to answer any questions you have. Walk to the top of the fort for an amazing view of the bridge and the bay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Fort Point is interesting in itself but also as a place to take pictures of the bridge, the fort and the city. Include it in your bike ride across the bridge!

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing! It is directly under the south side of the Golden Gate Bridge. If you want a different perspective of the bridge, go here. The fort is perfect for the kids to run around. There is a lot of history here to see and read about. We watched the video about the golden gate being built. 27... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A great spot to learn about San Francisco history and get some amazing views of the city, the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge from below.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A cool place to explore when visiting the Golden Gate Bridge. The fort is free and easy to explore, although there are 3 flights of stairs if you want to go to the top for the best views of the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. See the Golden Gate Bridge from underneath.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Fort Point sits at the end of a great urban hike that includes Fisherman's Wharf, Ft. Mason, Crissy Field, and terminates in the Golden Gate Bridge. This relic of the Civil War era puts you in direct touch with the history of San Francisco, and provides spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge as well as one of the only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to go to get away from the touristy hustle and bustle of Fisherman's Wharf. There was plenty of parking available and it was not particularly crowded. The Civil War fort provided an interesting glimpse of history as well as amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the bay. The kids (4 teenagers) really enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

For great views of the Golden Gate bridge (from below) and an interesting visit to a historical fort that is not too crowded (for now), find your way to this little spot at the north edge of San Francisco. Skip the crowded parking lots at both ends of the Golden Gate bridge and head down to Fort Point for a... More 

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Additional Information about Fort Point National Historic Site

Address: Long Ave & Marine Dr, Building 999, San Francisco, CA 94129
Phone Number: 415 556 1693
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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