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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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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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VIEWS....History....and it's FREE!

What a great piece of San Francisco/California history. On top off that the VIEWS....the bay, the GG Bridge and the City! Take the time to watch the short video about the Fort... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sebastopol, California
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Sebastopol, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great piece of San Francisco/California history. On top off that the VIEWS....the bay, the GG Bridge and the City! Take the time to watch the short video about the Fort, we learned a lot. Then climb all over the Fort. Great views of the underside of the bridge from the second floor. TIPS: Wear layers it can get... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are lucky you might visit on a weekend when Civil War re enactors are there in period uniforms so you can get a feel for the place. But very much just a structure, not much to see.

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Hixson, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Failed to do our research on this. We were looking forward to seeing this historic site, but didn't realize that is closed on Wednesday, which is the day that we arrived. It was still neat to see from the outside and a neat vantage point to see the bridge. If you walk out on the bridge, you can see down... More 

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Johnstown, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was so glad we took the time to visit Fort Point. Aside from its location right under the Golden Gate Bridge with free parking the views from atop of the fort are incredible. You have views of the Pacific side of the Presidio and the bay. That coupled with the history of the fort. It is truly a must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful fort still standing all these years. It is an artillery fort mainly; designed against a naval attack from the Confederates that never came. It has barracks, armory, magazine for ammunition; all open for your viewing pleasure. Not to be missed!

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's easy to spend too much money in SF. This lovely piece of history, however, is free, as is the parking. Come early, though. Parking may be free, but not abundant! The fort is extremely well-preserved and spotlessly clean. I liked the fact that no areas are off-limits, even the roof, which has superb 360-degree views. Photographers will love the... More 

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Plainview, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went here on a whim to get somewhat close to the bridge with some elevated views. Actually walked up the steep stairs to get some great pics. You can't practically walk to the bridge from here. There is a coffee/gift shop by the pier below and if you're lucky you can catch whales out in the bay feeding on fish.... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting historical site located under the bridge. Worth a visit for about an hour or two. Dress warm and perfect location for Golden Gate pictures.

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not sure how I have managed to never visit this in all my trips to San Fran? I thought this was a nice place to visit, and the walk down and up was pleasant as well. I would not recommend this for everyone, as kids might get bored easily. But, it is free and unique, and I am... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think it's me but and my inner kid that expects wall, castles and canons to be an old fort. This doesn't have any of those so I'm disappointed. We spent as much time as it took to walk past and didn't stop. Don't let that stop you. You may have lost that inner kid a while ago and really... More 

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