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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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Fabulous View of The Bridge

The fort is very cool. It gives great views of the bridge and the bay. And the historical information and ability the climb all the way to the top is a definite plus

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Romeoville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The fort is very cool. It gives great views of the bridge and the bay. And the historical information and ability the climb all the way to the top is a definite plus

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A bit difficult to get to but plenty of free parking. While the outside gives you a real feel of the bay be sure to go inside and climb to the top of the fort. You will be rewarded--assuming it is a clear day--with great views back at The City and a jaw dropping vantage of the Golden Gate (both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This Fort is an excellent example of mid-19th century brick fortications that defended US coasts. This fort is very similar in design to Fort Sumter, which was attacked by the Confederate States at the start of the US Civil War. The fort has exhibits of how 19th century soldiers lived and fought wars.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We walked the waters edge of the park great views of the Golden Gate and Alcatraz. Be prepared it is an uphill climb.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

From the Fort point, you can see the great view of Golden gate bridge from below. Not many people visit this location, so you can take a lot of pictures with no one in your frame. Unfortunately, Fort point was closed on the day that I visited. I would be backto see historic site in the future.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This time of the year it is only open Friday to Sunday I think so check times before you go. It is free ad interesting to climb through and get views and information about the history of the Fort, the area and the building of the bridge.

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Bethesda, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I mentioned Fort Point in my review of GG Bridge not realizing I was able to review it separately. Had to catch a plane so did not have enough time to fully explore the fort. The masonry fortifications are impressive. Can't imagine any mid-19th century foe of California considered running the gauntlet through the narrows and these menacing guns.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

What a nice place to visit. Forts used to really count, militarily. The world has changed. Great views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, the mouth of the Golden Gate Bridge. A good place to start your walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This hidden fort is literally under the Golden Gate Bridge. The museum covers the history of the fort starting back from the Spanish, including cannons. It was also interesting to see to the lengths that were taken to save the fort when the bridge was built. You can run around and see restored rooms and empty hallways. The cafe nearby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visited with my family we were disappointed the fort was not open during spring break for tours but enjoyed the views of the bridge and bay.

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