Fort Point National Historic Site1374 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Marine Dr, San Francisco, CA 94129, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4155561693
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Landmark, View Point, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Exhibition
Fort Point is a historic coastal fortification located near the Golden Gate Bridge and was built during the Civil War period. Today it has several exhibits and guided tours of the building and its rich history. The exhibits are the Ready & Forward, Gatekeepers, Lights of Fort Point and Bridging the Golden Gate. There is also a museum regarding the construction of the fort on the first floor. One can also learn more about the fort’s history by watching the award-winning 30-minute video titled Fort Point, “Guardian of the Golden Gate”. Those interested in the building and architecture of the Golden Gate Bridge can watch the “Building the Golden Gate Bridge Video” created by the Bethlehem Steel Company. Don’t miss the famous Cannon Loading Demonstration. The fort also conducts Candlelight Tours on Saturday evenings between November and February.
Dating back to the Civil War era, Fort Point is a National Historic Site and a coastal fortification that is full of many exhibits and even a museum inside. You can buy tickets for Fort Point tours and activities or even combine Fort Point tickets with a number of other activities in San Francisco for a full package deal. Getting tickets for Fort Point in advance will ensure you don’t waste your time in long lines. Fort Point ticket prices for tours can be viewed from our online ticketing portal. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by San Francisco itinerary 7 days.
Fort Point National Historic Site Travel Tips
- Restrooms are located approximately 100 yards away from the fort, down the main road on the right side.
- Dogs are allowed on leash on Fort Point lands but are not allowed inside the historic fort.
How to Reach Fort Point National Historic Site
- Bus Stop: Golden Gate Bridge/Parking Lot
- The Warming Hut
- The Commissary
- Transit Cafe at The Presidio
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6.64% of people who visit San Francisco include Fort Point National Historic Site in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
47.06% of people start their Fort Point National Historic Site visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Fort Point National Historic Site
92.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Point National Historic Site
Fort Point National Historic Site Reviews & Ratings
I spent some time trying to photograph the bridge from its four corners and at a number of different levels. Fort Point was a really interesting place to visit as it offered a number of perspectives as well as being a relatively straightforward place to access. Lots of people enjoy the area and there’s a really chilled vibe of an evening down there. I loved the backdrop of the Marin hills and the changes in the evening light.
In my opinion, this is the best point to view the Golden Gate Bridge. Usually, less crowded than the upper deck and easy to get parking even on busiest days. If you go to the roof of the fort, you get a great view of the bridge.
Great little area to see under the Golden Gate and take in some scenery. Nice and quiet of you want a place to just sit in the parking lot and relax from the busy hustle and bustle of San Fran! But if you’re after some action or excitement, there isn’t too much going on! :) enjoy.
Great place with a lot of interesting history to explore. The rooftop was very windy but gave beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the bay and parts of the city. If you’re near the bridge or want to get great views and learn the history behind it, then you should definitely add this spot to your list.
always love going to this place. There's a great view of the Golden key bridge from below, which is interesting for you to bring your out of town guests. They recently had a day we could play the piano at the fort which was really cool.