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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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Get away from the crowds.

A great thing to do if you need to get away from the crowds. From this site you get wonderful and unique views of the Golden Gate bridge but that should not be the only reason to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A great thing to do if you need to get away from the crowds. From this site you get wonderful and unique views of the Golden Gate bridge but that should not be the only reason to visit. The Fort itself is great to walk around and from the top you get wonderful views of the bay.

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Warrnambool, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Another great historical site to visit, just under the South end of the GG bridge, plenty of things for kids to explore.

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Richmond Hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A little past Presidio is this historic site with free parking. The views from here were amazing, and the Bridge would look nothing like you have seen before. Highly recommended to spend some time here.

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Its not easy to find... This place wasn't mentioned anywhere. It was so great though, the fort is just under the Golden Gate Bridge and you can go up into it. I love ruins & abandonments with history, so if you do too, definitely stop by. We only spent about 30 mins here but got to see a lot in... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Spend some time here exploring every nook and cranny of the fort. So many interesting and unusual and unknown pieces of history about this unique park. The visitors here are not nearly as many as in other areas of SF making it a great choice. The view of the Golden Gate from underneath, looking up was awesome.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fight your way past the traffic stopping at the Bridge Pavilion and make your way down to Fort Point instead. As a stand-alone, Fort Point is a fascinating piece of American history. I was surprised at how well preserved it is and the exhibits inside the Fort are excellent and worth your time if you have even the slightest interest... More 

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Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was extremely windy when we got that. This was a very fascinating war monument. Look around the still strong fort and their room. Climb to the top and you will have a gorgeous view.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Really cool place to check out while in SF - there is a ton of history to be learned and seen while you visit. Has amazing views of SF bay - you can go all the way to the roof top and be right under the bridge. My friend and I went and have some of the best pics of... More 

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Newbury Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Make sure you have time and comfortable shoes to tour this fort. Lots of stairs but worth the climb for the view. The gift shop is on the first floor so if you can't walk make sure you go there. Also can see the cannons on the first floor if you can't walk.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The U.S. Army built this fort in order to protect San Francisco against war ships before the Civil War. The masonry construction still stands today.

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