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Fort Mason

Fort Mason
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Type of Attraction
City Parks & Gardens, Galleries, Entertainment Venues, Museums, Castles, Palaces, Historic Homes
Interests That Apply
History, Art, Culinary Arts, Local Culture, Photography, Music
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
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Fort Mason

Cultural Centerpiece

Off The Beaten Path

Address: Phone:
Marina & Buchanan
San Francisco, CA 94123
+1 415 345 7500


Fort Mason was once used as a United States military base, established in the 1860s. It originally served as an outpost of coastal defense, then moved on to become the headquarters of the San Francisco Port. After it was handed over to the National Parks Service in the 1970s as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, it became a cultural community center, hosting various art shows, performances, nonprofit groups, and galleries. Just a few of the tenants you can visit at the Fort Mason Center are the Young Performers Theatre, Museo ItaloAmericano, Book Bay, Blue Bear School of Music, the Magic Theater, BATS Improv, the Resource Renewal Institute, Environmental Traveling Companions, the Oceanic Society, and the renowned vegetarian restaurant, Greens.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 9am-8pm daily
Notes: Times listed are for the Fort Mason Center office hours. Individual business and special event hours vary within Fort Mason; see website for details.
Visit Time: 1hr-Half day(4hr)
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with some covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: MUNI BUS: 10, 22, 28, 30, 47, 49, 82x
Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bicycle Bus Taxi Walking
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5

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