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Fort Point

Fort Point
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Type of Attraction
City Parks & Gardens, Buildings & Monuments
Interests That Apply
Local Culture, Photography, History, Outdoors, Architecture
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Stairs Dirt/off-road walking Waterways
Notes: Fort Point is not entirely wheelchair accessible. The exhibits on the first floor are accessible, but there is no elevator access to the upper levels of the fortification.
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
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Fort Point

Spectacular Views at Historical Fort

Family Time Must See

Address: Phone:
Long Ave & Marine Dr
(continue along Marine Dr, under the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge)
San Francisco, CA 94129
+1 415 556 1693


Fort Point was originally constructed in 1861 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to protect the city and the bay from invasion during the Civil War. After the war, the Fort served a number of different purposes from storage to training grounds until in 1933, when it became the operations headquarters for the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. During World War II, Fort Point changed duties again, and soldiers were stationed there to monitor submarine activity at the entrance of the San Francisco Bay. It wasn’t until 1970 that Fort Point officially became a National Historic site, and today it is a popular destination for unbeatable views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands. The museum here displays exhibits on the history of Fort Point, women at war, the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, and more. Guided tours are also available.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 10am-5pm, Fri-Sun
Notes: The fort is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Visit Time: 1hr-2hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bicycle
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free

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