We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fort Point National Historic Site

Long Ave & Marine Dr, Building 999, San Francisco, CA 94129
+1 415-556-1693
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
$50.00*
and up
San Francisco Walking Tour: Fishermans Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge
More Info
$32.00*
and up
Self-Guided Bike Rentals from San Francisco
More Info
$36.00*
and up
San Francisco City Bike Rental
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
Long Ave & Marine Dr, Building 999, San Francisco, CA 94129
CONTACT
Website
+1 415-556-1693
Ways to Experience Fort Point National Historic Site
from $32.00
More Info
from $36.00
More Info
from $65.25
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (922)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"civil war"
in 58 reviews
"the golden gate bridge"
in 358 reviews
"great historical site"
in 8 reviews
"vantage point"
in 19 reviews
"crissy field"
in 23 reviews
"history buff"
in 9 reviews
"free admission"
in 11 reviews
"the presidio"
in 26 reviews
"the san francisco bay"
in 15 reviews
"the national park service"
in 9 reviews
"lots of history"
in 11 reviews
"bring a jacket"
in 17 reviews
"gift shop"
in 20 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 10 reviews
"interesting place"
in 9 reviews
"great pictures"
in 11 reviews
"cannon"
in 79 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 734 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an absolute must! As a family who enjoys history this was a very interesting place to go. I appreciated that the restoration did not take away from the historical correctness of this. My only suggestion is WEAR A JACKET! I personally froze because...More

Thank ColoradoFamily2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 6 days ago

I think that work was being undertaken on this building when we paid a visit. It was closed off, so little to see. I am sure when it has been renovated, it will surely be worth seeing.

Thank Robert H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

I gave this a 5, although it was closed the day we visited. This was one of the places I really wanted to visit in San Francisco because it was below the Golden Gate Bridge. I am fascinated with the history. Although we didn't get...More

Thank Lydia N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little history museum and fun to see a different view of the Golden Gate Bridge on roof. Canons and civil war regimen artifacts on display as well as an exhibit on the golden gate bridge. Hours can vary and it is not open all...More

Thank relevart2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful unencumbered view of the bridge. There is protective fencing that stops all foot traffic from going around the fort, though. So if you’re a Vertigo fan, you can’t go around the fort.

Thank Jennifer H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's quite windy from Fort point! But despite that, Fort Point is a must visit place to admire the Golden Gate Bridge. There's a small hiking trail that you can follow through to take pictures of different angles of the bridge. Pictures don't do justice...More

Thank kellstravs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

About to cross over the Golden Gate Bridge on bike we stopped to see the scenic view. If you do any kind of your make sure to stop along the way and take it all in.

Thank Lambert1029
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Fort Point on Saturday May 19, 2018. It was cold and windy but it didn't stop us from learning the history of Fort Point and the Golden Gate Bridge. There are 4 floors you can explore and from the 4th...More

Thank KCJ44
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After 5 trips to San Francisco I finally was able to visit when Fort Point was open, I'm glad we got to go. Although the exhibits are simple and not many the major attraction here is the Fort itself and it doesn't disappoint. Great history...More

Thank Morgs23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

No entrance fee. Lots of parking. Easy access by way of local streets. Early morning light illuminates the Bridge for best photos. Don't miss this opportunity to photograph the GGB from its BEST angle.

Thank lawrenceschaefer250
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 230 hotels in San Francisco
Travelodge by Wyndham Presidio San Francisco
1,202 reviews
1.86 miles away
Inn at Golden Gate
232 reviews
1.88 miles away
Cavallo Point
1,060 reviews
1.89 miles away
Economy Inn
93 reviews
1.90 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Presidio Social Club
313 reviews
1.81 miles away
The Warming Hut
152 reviews
.38 miles away
The Commissary
119 reviews
1.20 miles away
Sessions at the Presidio
85 reviews
1.76 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Golden Gate Bridge
42,923 reviews
.66 miles away
The Coastal Trail
45 reviews
.14 miles away
Marshall’s Beach
19 reviews
.69 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Connie05342
July 13, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Erik L |
I did. Be aware, of course, that you have to climb from sea level up to bridge deck level. It is all on good paved trails, however, and needless to say, remarkably scenic. So if you are in decent physical shape, no... More
2
Votes
LegoAthos
August 15, 2015|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from ralphdougfolk |
We parked at the Presidio and walked the 1 1/4 miles to the fort, parking was $8 anywhere there , reasonable for SF. I'm 67 and I had no problems, gental walk.
1
Vote
;