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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: +1 415-556-1693
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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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Interesing History

The history of the fort is really interesting. It also offers a very different view of the Golden Gate Bridge from below rather than from above. The site is free.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The history of the fort is really interesting. It also offers a very different view of the Golden Gate Bridge from below rather than from above. The site is free.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an historic site at the foot of one of the GG bridge towers. It's well worth it for the view, but the site itself is also quite interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to get a closer look at the bridge from a different angle and drove to the parking area of the site. It was awesome to find out it was open and it was FREE!!! Definitely worth seeing if you like history. Got to see some great views from here and some interesting history too. We ent on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to the top where you can enjoy a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. We went there by car on a Sunday afternoon and didn't have trouble to find a parking spot. Surprisingly, there weren't that many people around despite the excellent weather. Don't take Old Mason St on a weekend to get there though, a lot of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got there by bus (28). Filled with tourists, the place offers a great view of the Golden Gate bridge, some historic informations and a gift shop. It is possible to walk through the bridge.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Mason is an old Fort set inside San Francisco, just on the edges by the water. I don't know much of the history here, but it is a pretty cool place to wander around for a day. The reason we went was to go to the Renegade Craft Fair held in the Festival Pavilion building on site. It was... More 

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Berkley, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we took the time to visit! What a gem! We enjoyed learning the history of the fort. (I had never put much thought into California being involved with the Civil War!) make the climb to the top of the fort for great a photo opportunity and awesome views of the bridge.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is interesting to look around. We managed to get a parking spot even though there aren't many of them because people are frequently coming and going.

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Benicia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a historical area - and the perfect place to view SF from the Golden Gate, and look across at Tiburon, too. There are often surfers in the water, many tourists, and locals alike. A fun spot to walk, stroll, bike, picnic, etc. You can bring your dog, too. Great for walking, viewing, and enjoying the Fort. Amazing... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful view from under the bridge at this location. The fort is full of historical information and war weaponry from the past. Excellent location for photography.

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