Stunning Park Within the City
50 Moraga Ave
(the visitor center is inside the Presidio Officers’ Club)
San Francisco, CA 94129
+1 415 561 4323
A favorite of locals and visitors alike, the Presidio Trust park encompasses a large 1,491 acres in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Originally, the Presidio was used as a military base, serving local, national, and global military institutions from 1776 until 1994. Spain was the first country to use the area as a military outpost; it served as their northernmost base of "New Spain" for almost forty years. Following the Spanish reign of the region, Mexico ruled the roost here after they declared independence in 1821. Then, in 1846, during the Mexican-American War, the U.S. Army set up camp at Presidio and stayed there until 1994, when the land was given to the National Park Service. Since then, the Presidio Trust has worked hard to maintain the beautiful natural resources of the area, including maintaining the historic buildings and cultural institutions on site.
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Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free
Notes: There is free parking at the Visitor Center, and more parking available throughout the Presidio.
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