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Fort Point National Historic Site

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Address: Long Ave & Marine Dr, Building 999, San Francisco, CA 94129
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Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Attention : Vertigo film fans !

This is exactly where Kim Novak's character Madeleine jumps into the San Francisco Bay in a suicide attempt ! This is the turn-around spot for joggers from the St Frances Yacht... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dearborn, Michigan
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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is exactly where Kim Novak's character Madeleine jumps into the San Francisco Bay in a suicide attempt ! This is the turn-around spot for joggers from the St Frances Yacht Club to the bridge and back. They run up to the very scary spot where she goes into the ocean, and on a windy day it could happen to... More 

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San Fran Bay Area
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great trip for those are interested in history. Took this trip with a college history class. A great day trip with fantastic views.

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Thank Hawaiitroller
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Set beneath the southern end of the Bridge this relic from pre-civil war days is well worth a visit. Free to enter with magnificent views over the bay towards downtown San Francsico and Alcatraz. I spent a couple of hours here watching an air display over the Bridge and Bay. Over the years it has been used as a defence... More 

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Thank whiskers51
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a very foggy day so we decided to head down under the golden gate bridge only to find this well kept fort. We wondered in and out of rooms and then to the top where one of the staff asked if we wanted our picture taken as a group. He took several for us while also getting a... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've taken lots of people here and am constantly amazed at how many locals I've introduced to this historic sight. This is bar none the best vantage point to get pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit. Looking around at how life would have been manning a fortress like this. Great views over the Golden Gate (kind of the point) and the Bridge towering overhead. A unique location and one of my favourite places to see in SF although it's not as busy with tourists as other places.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fort has some historical character, but it doesn't have a lot to keep your attention. The setting is great--with crashing waves on the rocks outside, and the Golden Gate bridge looming above. Free parking too.

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Bay Area, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get a taste of San Francisco's past history. It is fascinating if you are into history. Take your children and friends and learn something different about San Francisco.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

RIght under the GG bridge. I enjoy visiting this site periodically. The rooms where the officers and enlisted soldiers stayed are interesting. For some reason I am fascinated with the daily menu that was printed for the soldiers who guarded the golden gate from this fort. It's just a fun place to walk around. When you get to the top,... More 

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Citrus Heights, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a definite must visit to experience the history of San Francisco (civil, military, natural). This is the only Fort of its type in our area and it is at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge and in Presidio Park. The views are stunning and we love all National Park sites in San Francisco Bay.

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