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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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Under the Golden Gate Bridge

This is one of the most spectacular places in San Francisco and without a doubt one of the most over looked. Check this out to see what you can expect and all about its history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most spectacular places in San Francisco and without a doubt one of the most over looked. Check this out to see what you can expect and all about its history: http://www.artandarchitecture-sf.com/fort-point-vantage-point-view-golden-gate-bridge.html

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Guys, this is not modern, entertaining, techno...just do it though. You feel like you are stepping back into history. Views are amazing. It is free. For God sake, get out of your car and walk up the narrow, winding staircases. Take your time. Hold on to young folk as the winds DO pick up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's got the history, and a great spot to see the Golden Gate Bridge. I like how the place itself isn't too guided to appreciate its story, just roam around and see what it was all about. As for the Golden Gate Bridge, it's definitely a must to get to the rooftop of the Fort Point, so you can see... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We saw this on our bike trip across the Golden Gate Bridge. This is a hidden gem! It was a fort and a museum. You can see where the soldiers slept, their uniforms & the best was the cannons. The view is stupendous & it's right below the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't miss this great historic park!

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The old Fort Point building is historically interesting. It is a beautiful location under the Golden Gate Bridge. We loved the view of the bridge and city. It is best to go around sunset when you can see the bridge change colour and light-up. Here you get great viewing angles from under the bridge. It was very windy, so take... More 

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

History and nature meet right here. It is a good place for bird watching too. This place was used by the Army at one point and now it is a national park. Great views from different parts of the park. You may need Panorama pictures.

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Acton, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The fortress was build in the 1800s to protect San Francisco from a Civil War era sea attack that never happened. Guided tours on Fridays and weekends are popular so book ahead. Tip: bring a jacket and wear good walking shoes.

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Baltimore, Maryland
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was nice to get the history of Fort Point during the visit of Alcatraz. The views of the bridge were wonderful on the sunny day. Take along a jacket for comfort.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The Fort is located right under the Golden Gate Bridge. If parking for the bridge is a problem you can park here and get wonderful photos of the bridge and then say you walked under a part of it. The ranger here held a wonderful demonstration on cannons and really got the audience involved.

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Maryville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Interesting exhibits of the history of the fort. Cannons, except for a few displays, have been removed from the emplacements and the gun ports are mostly covered. However there are nice recreations of the officers quarters, powder room, and photographic exhibits. Walk to the top for a unique view of the understructure of the bridge and a nice view of... More 

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Additional Information about Fort Point National Historic Site

Address: 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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