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Fort Point National Historic Site: Tours & Tickets

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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fort Point National Historical site certainly is a TREASURE!!! A Treasure to be very thankful for. This site will lift anyone's spirits!!!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 55Mickey
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fort Point’s history in a walk back in time in the importance of Sea traffic and protecting the harbor. The view of Golden Gate Bridge from here is unmatched.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SlickEagle
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting experience. The day we were there they were doing an enactment of when and what it was actually like when an army occupied the site. We really enjoyed it

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank skinnygirl140
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank whitbyabi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DrHickenlocher
Reviewed 7 September 2019

It was a great historical site to see. They gave a view demonstrations of the weaponry and what went on in that time period.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melinda F
Reviewed 6 September 2019

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank hollytrea
Reviewed 4 September 2019

, we were very happy and we had good time over there its advisable to visit cavalo point hotel , nice staff nd very clean

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank akramm639
Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

Very interesting history of army trying to keep up to date in defending the Bay in 1850’s. Be sure to take tour at 11 given by the National Park Service Ranger.

Date of experience: September 2019
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17 August 2018|
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Response from A3744IFjenniferh | Reviewed this property |
About an hour. The weather will determine your length of stay. If there is a cold, biting wind you will want to wrap it up as the Fort is in the windiest spot.
14 July 2016|
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Response from Erik L |
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
15 August 2015|
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Response from ralphdougfolk |
We parked at the Presidio and walked the 1 1/4 miles to the fort, parking was $8 anywhere there , reasonable for SF. I'm 67 and I had no problems, gental walk.