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Fort Point

Fort Point stands beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Fort Point
National Historic Site

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Fort Point — a National Historic Site — stands beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco Bay views from the base of Fort Point are spectacular.

Fog-shrouded Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point, San Francisco, California

Fort Point, San Francisco, California

If you're adventurous and can climb the stairs to the top of the fort (4 levels up), the views are even better.



Lighthouse at Fort Point, San Francisco

1853-1861
Fort Point was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prevent entry of hostile fleets into San Francisco Bay.

Lighthouse at Fort Point, San Francisco



1933-1937
The fort was used as a base of operations during construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Cannon on display at Fort Point, San Francisco

World War II
Fort Point was occupied by about 100 soldiers who manned searchlights and rapid-fire cannons mounted atop the fort.

Cannon on display at Fort Point, San Francisco

October 19, 1970
Fort Point became a National Historic Site.

Cannonballs on display at Fort Point, San Francisco

Fort Point Hollywood Trivia
Movies that have been produced using the Fort Point area as a backdrop include:
Dark Passage (1947)
It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955)
Vertigo (1958)
Point Blank (1967)
Petulia (1968)
High Anxiety (1977)
Foul Play (1978)
Die Laughing (1980)
No Small Affair (1984)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
The Presidio (1988)
Shattered (1991)
So I Married an Axe Murderer (1992)
Murder in the First (1994)
Nine Months (1995)
When a Man Loves a Woman (1996)
Bicentennial Man (1999)
Woman on Top (1999)
...and the list goes on...

 

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Cannon on display at Fort Point, San Francisco

Fort Point features a variety of exhibits, including Buffalo Soldiers, Woman at War, Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, Officer's Mess Hall, Surgeon's Quarters, Officer's Quarters, Enlisted Men's Quarters, and Fort Point Lighthouse.

Fort Point Exhibits
In addition to the cannons on display, Fort Point features a variety of exhibits, including
Buffalo Soldiers, Woman at War, Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, Officer's Mess Hall, Surgeon's Quarters, Officer's Quarters, Enlisted Men's Quarters, and Fort Point Lighthouse.

Fort Point features a variety of exhibits, including Buffalo Soldiers, Woman at War, Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, Officer's Mess Hall, Surgeon's Quarters, Officer's Quarters, Enlisted Men's Quarters, and Fort Point Lighthouse.

Fort Point features a variety of exhibits, including Buffalo Soldiers, Woman at War, Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, Officer's Mess Hall, Surgeon's Quarters, Officer's Quarters, Enlisted Men's Quarters, and Fort Point Lighthouse.

Fort Point / Museum Hours
Fri-Sun 10am-5pm.
The Fort is closed Mon-Thurs (during Golden Gate Bridge retrofit work) and on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Free admission.

Fort Point, San Francisco

Fort Point Bookstore
Visitor Center

Open Fri-Sun 10am-4:30pm.
Closed Mon-Thurs

Fort Point, San Francisco

Parking
Parking is limited. We suggest you park at the Marina Green or at Crissy Field and walk along the shoreline pathway to Fort Point. Or take a Motorized Cable Car Tour.

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Motorized Cable Car Tour to Fort Point, San Francisco, California

Fort Point National Historic Site, San Francisco, California

Fort Point, San Francisco

Fort Point under Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

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