From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point defended the San Francisco Bay following California's Gold Rush through World War II. Its beautifully arched casemates display the art of 3rd system brick masonry and interacts gracefully with the Golden Gate Bridge.
Fort Point is a beautiful piece of architecture as well as military history and is so important a landmark to San Francisco Bay, that the Golden Gate Bridge was designed to step over it so as not to damage it in any way. The history is unique on the West Coast and the location is super with the Pacific on one side, the Bay on the other and the GGBridge above you and amazing architecture all around you.
Not only a historical landmark, this coastal fortification built-in time for American Civil War where you can see cannons and remnants of the fort, it is well situated under the Golden Gate bridge. The waves, especially in winter, come so high, that they crash onto the road. It's the ocean coming into the bay, and has some of the most beautiful views of the bay and the bridge.
Currently: Open Friday through Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
The exterior of the fort can be accessed 7 days a week.
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