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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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Best View of the Golden Gate Bridge

Another hidden gem-----does not fail to impress anyone, even locals like me! So much to see around this area---you can walk up to the Presidio or the Crissy Fields.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Another hidden gem-----does not fail to impress anyone, even locals like me! So much to see around this area---you can walk up to the Presidio or the Crissy Fields.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great venue for history buffs, as well as being a superior spot for photos. It's worth at least an hour of any visitors time. Warning to visitors in summer--bring a coat!

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Kitchener, Canada
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52 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Underneath the South end of the Golden Gate bridge, Fort Point seems to be part of the bridge support structure, though it was there long before the bridge. It's easy to drive there or, like we did, take an easy 4 mile stroll from Fisherman's Wharf :) The fort is quite well preserved and lets you see the bridge from... More 

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Sacramento, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I really liked this place for the views of the golden gate. I got some great shots and it was nice to be able to experience this place. Parking can be tricky in this area though so be careful.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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131 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

They offer guided tours, canon demonstrations, and there are park rangers around willing to answer questions. Check out all of the canons and the power keg room, wow! There are also two videos worth watching.

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Brunswick
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Be aware. You are being watched at this park. We left our rental car for no more that 15 minutes returned to car to have passenger windows smashed out. All of our belongings we stolen in broad daylight with lots of people around. Be aware.

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Romeoville, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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