Fort Point National Historic Site

Fort Point National Historic Site

Fort Point National Historic Site
4.5
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Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point protected San Francisco harbor from Confederate and foreign attack during and after the U.S. Civil War. Its beautifully arched casemates display the art of the master brick mason from the Civil War period.
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  • Pranav Balachandar
    Tampa, Florida103 contributions
    Fort Point Vista Point
    One of the best places in the area, offering a close up & splendid view of the Golden Gate Bridge. A good place to take your family. You could catch ships passing underneath, see the Alcatraz Island from there, enjoy the waves by the shore. Decent parking available, but could get filled up on a busy day. Fog could tone down the experience, but it is undoubtedly one of the best spots to view the GGB.
    Visited April 2022
    Written March 9, 2023
  • TravelerCentralFLA
    Clermont, Florida1,282 contributions
    Great Views of the Bridge and the Bay
    My sons and I hiked down to Fort Point on our recent visit to San Francisco. The hike is not very long from the parking lot up the hill. We did not tour the fort, but we did enjoy the views from the outside as well as the views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and Alcatraz. It was a cool day, but we enjoyed watching people sailboarding near the point. We got some good pictures. I recommend a visit to Fort Point.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 2, 2023
  • Michael K
    991 contributions
    Great photo spot for Golden Gate Bridge
    This is a great location for a close-up look of the Golden Gate Bridge. From here one can also get a good view of the Alcatraz Island and downtown San Francisco. Parking is available but it can fill up pretty quickly on a busy day.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 27, 2023
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Michael K
991 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
This is a great location for a close-up look of the Golden Gate Bridge. From here one can also get a good view of the Alcatraz Island and downtown San Francisco. Parking is available but it can fill up pretty quickly on a busy day.
Written November 27, 2023
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BBB-MLJ
London, UK355 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Well worth the visit. The view from the top is great. The history of the building is fascinating.
It was free on the day were there, as was the parking.
Recommend. W
(Tip - the toilets outside are horrendous)
Written October 21, 2023
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Snakewrangler
Brentwood, CA524 contributions
Aug. 2023
We had no idea this was here until I stumbled upon it on the internet. Awesome place!! Even my teen kids liked it.
Written August 7, 2023
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Susie J
Cheshire188 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
A great start to explore before you go over the bridge. See how the bridge was built and see it from underneath an added bonus is that it is free to enter well worth a visit.
Written June 25, 2023
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TravelerCentralFLA
Clermont, FL1,282 contributions
May 2023
My sons and I hiked down to Fort Point on our recent visit to San Francisco. The hike is not very long from the parking lot up the hill. We did not tour the fort, but we did enjoy the views from the outside as well as the views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and Alcatraz. It was a cool day, but we enjoyed watching people sailboarding near the point. We got some good pictures. I recommend a visit to Fort Point.
Written June 2, 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,605 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Couples
This is a lovely former fort, located just under the Golden Gate Bridge.
It provides some stunning views of the bridge, but on its own, it's not too interesting.
Entrance is complimentary.
Written May 30, 2023
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Pranav Balachandar
Tampa, FL103 contributions
Apr. 2022
One of the best places in the area, offering a close up & splendid view of the Golden Gate Bridge. A good place to take your family. You could catch ships passing underneath, see the Alcatraz Island from there, enjoy the waves by the shore. Decent parking available, but could get filled up on a busy day.
Fog could tone down the experience, but it is undoubtedly one of the best spots to view the GGB.
Written March 9, 2023
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Allison J
8 contributions
Feb. 2023
This is a truly unique experience! Bring cash to get quarters with. Teens on the trip will really enjoy this type of history.
Written February 23, 2023
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boymomdfw
Dallas, TX1,786 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Family
Beautiful view of the bridge! Not a lot to do, but views are amazing. Limited parking too. Your car might get wet. Be careful!
Written February 12, 2023
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JulioECP
Puerto Rico67 contributions
Sep. 2022
Magical and beautiful view. An Engineering marvel. You can watch and admire it for hours. The surroundings of the visiting site is nice too with some gift shops, food and a little park.
Written December 28, 2022
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