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“Great place to take photos”

Fort Point National Historic Site
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Owner description: 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.
Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great place to take photos”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Great place to take photos! We were there for 10-15 mins only. This place is easily missed for people coming to recreation area. Travellers should make note of the road signs to get to this point.

Visited April 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Historic!!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

If you go to the Golden Gate bridge, take time to stop here!! This is a Civil War-era fort right at the base of the bridge. Open for you to walk around and explore; you can go on every level including the top, which has incredible views of the bottom of the GG bridge, Pacific Ocean, and San Francisco coastline. The fort contains cannons, cannonballs, and other Civil War relics.
This is a very uniquely-constructed fort made entirely of bricks, one of the only forts of its kind.
Almost 150 years old, it is still solid!!

Visited April 2013
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monterey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Historic Fort with Character”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Fort Point, a great side destination just a couple miles from Fort Mason. If you visit San Francisco on a Sunday, go to Fort Mason first and grab some vegetables or other food and enjoy a great little breakfast. You can then make your way over to Fort Point. A really easy drive and located under the Golden Gate Bridge. The only downside to the location, WIND, make sure you dress appropriately for this type of weather. It can be cold and you can lose your hat.
This fort dates back to the late 1800's, the last fort built of it's kind. You can walk up four stories to the top and see the underbelly of the Golden Gate, or take your sweet time and explore the nooks and crannies of the the lower levels. Beautiful architectural elements, ports that look out to the ocean, and hallways that go on forever are all a hallmark of this historic site.

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Golden Gate Bridges Hidden Wonder Fort Point !”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

I had gone to San Francisco to many times to remember, but had never heard of Fort Point.

It almost a Hidden Wonder, located under the far side of the Golden Gate Bridge leaving San Francisco. Has all the Class excitement of an old time fort, with Cannons guarding the
Bay from enemy Ships or Pirates.
You will want to spend an Hour or Two here.
Its was just a donation to enter, but call or check the internet for prices.

We missed it for years going by car over the Bridge, but found it doing a trolly car
Tour of the city, which I suggest you do for any first time people to the city,
or if you have never done it, the city information and History these guys have is excellent.

Visited January 2013
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Claymont, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Historic and great bridge views”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

If you like forts, military history and wonderful architecture, this is the place to go! Throw in that you are literally under the Golden Gate Bridge, and you have quite a singular experience. Don't just use the Fort for pictures of the bridge, harbor and pounding waves. The Fort in and of itself is fascinating! Tour around on all levels and learn about what went on here. The top level has great views of the bridge too...go make sure to go up there! It was very windy there and I understand it mostly always is, so be careful.

Visited April 2013
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