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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...more
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The story of this only brick fort west of the Mississippi is really something to hear. There are views all around from the roof gun turrets, City, 3 Bridges, Alcatraz, Angel Island, and more. This is on my free site list.
I thought this was one of the most interesting places we visited in SF. Free entry with donations welcome (which of course you should do as the money will preserve the place). Very different to the forts we have in the UK so was worth...More
Definitely bring a jacket because this place is COLD and WINDY. San Francisco was in the middle of a heat wave, like high-80s, but Fort Point was INCREDIBLY windy on the top level and I'm glad we had jackets in the car. Also, we visited...More
If you are visiting the Golden Gate Brdige or visitors center, this is a stop. Just a short walk down hill from and offers some amazing views of the bridge. You can get right under neath it and offers some interesting perspectives of the bridge....More
I did. Be aware, of course, that you have to climb from sea level up to bridge deck level. It is all on good paved trails, however, and needless to say, remarkably scenic. So if you are in decent physical shape, no... More
I did. Be aware, of course, that you have to climb from sea level up to bridge deck level. It is all on good paved trails, however, and needless to say, remarkably scenic. So if you are in decent physical shape, no problem.