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Fort Miley

Fort Miley
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Type of Attraction
City Parks & Gardens, Buildings & Monuments
Interests That Apply
Outdoors, History
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Dirt/off-road walking
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Availability Unknown
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Fort Miley

Historic Park

Off The Beaten Path

Point Lobos & 48th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94121


This beautiful part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area includes acres of grassy picnic areas and a couple of landmark structures left from World War II's Fort Miley. There are three gun emplacements, a couple of batteries and one standing building that originally was an ordnance storehouse, but is now a National Parks maintenance building. The Fort Miley area was first acquired by the United States Military in 1890, when they cited a need for a defense post on the coast near the San Francisco Bay. Construction of barracks, batteries, and other buildings didn't begin on the site until 1899 and then unfailingly served the military up through World War II. Today, although many of the fortifications have been torn down, Fort Miley is still a popular visitor attraction, as well as an important part of military history as it represents some of the original concepts of coastal defense.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: It's best to visit during daylight hours.
Visit Time: 1hr-1.5hr
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: Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: MUNI BUS: 38
Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bicycle Bus Walking
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free
Parking Safety: Safe

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