S.F. Bay Area
San Francisco Attractions
National Historic Site
Fort Point — a National Historic Site — stands beneath
the Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco Bay views from the base of
Fort Point are spectacular.
If you're adventurous and can climb the
stairs to the top of the fort (4 levels up), the views are even
Fort Point was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prevent
entry of hostile fleets into San Francisco Bay.
The fort was used as a base of operations during construction of
the Golden Gate Bridge.
World War II
Fort Point was occupied by about 100 soldiers who manned searchlights
and rapid-fire cannons mounted atop the fort.
October 19, 1970
Fort Point became a National Historic Site.
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)
Point Blank (1967)
High Anxiety (1977)
Foul Play (1978)
Die Laughing (1980)
No Small Affair (1984)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
The Presidio (1988)
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...
Fort Point Exhibits
In addition to the cannons on display, Fort Point
features a variety of exhibits, including
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
Fort Point / Museum Hours
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 Bookstore
Open Fri-Sun 10am-4:30pm.
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.
San Francisco Motorized Cable Car Tours
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