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Fort Point National Historic Site

Historic Site and Park · Presidio National Park
Marine Dr. (at West Bluff Dr.), San Francisco, CA 94129, United States
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    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 2:00 PM–5:00 PM
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    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
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    Joanne W.
    "Absolutely beautiful place to be right under the Golden Gate Bridge."(13 Tips)
    Stephanie R.
    "Civil War Days is a great time to check this historic place out."(3 Tips)
    Barbara C.
    "Great shot of bottom of GG Bridge and Alcatraz island"(3 Tips)
    Jeffrey L.
    "The best view of the Golden Gate is from the top of Fort Point."(20 Tips)
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  • Joanne W.

    Absolutely beautiful place to be right under the Golden Gate Bridge. Great place to take a lot of great photos as well. Make sure you wear a jacket when you head upstairs (best not to wear a dress).

    Joanne Wong · December 20, 2015
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  • Fi V.

    One of the best spots to get great shots of the Golden Gate Bridge, and also the fort is very beautiful itself...

    Fi Vei · November 9, 2015
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  • Amy B.

    Stroll down & enjoy the view under the bridge.

    Amy B · October 7, 2015
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  • Luis Eduardo C.

    It offers a different point of view of the bridge.

    Luis Eduardo Castro Moreno · October 4, 2015
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  • Doug V.

    Lots of great photo ops at the top level.

    Doug Valente · August 31, 2015
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  • Joseph L.

    The absolute best spot for views of the Golden Gate!

    Joseph Le · August 31, 2015
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  • Mary S.

    Cool underside view of the bridge

    Mary S · August 20, 2015
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  • Jason D.

    Gorgeous views!!!!

    Jason Denny · July 21, 2015
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  • Candid Cuisine

    The long trek here to be up close to the Golden Gate Bridge is worth it. You'll be sweating afterwards though!

    Candid Cuisine · June 25, 2015
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  • Jason F.

    Great view of the bridge from below! Don't stay here for sunset but be sure to stop by. There's a good parking lot not too far from here.

    Jason Fontana · June 4, 2015
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  • Stephanie R.

    It gets freezing here, bring your jacket. Civil War Days is a great time to check this historic place out.

    Stephanie Robinson · June 1, 2015
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  • Priscilla L.

    Beautiful landscape but definitely need to bring a jacket, it's really windy.

    Priscilla Leong · May 3, 2015
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  • Hamdi B.

    Place to go with a bike or by walk !

    Hamdi Ben Lagha · March 24, 2015
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  • Paulina

    Beautiful sunsets happen here.

    Paulina · February 16, 2015
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  • MisterEastlake

    Believe it or not, people always seem to be surfing here!

    MisterEastlake · February 11, 2015
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  • Jason F.

    From here you get one of the best views of the GG bridge. You get right below it. Be here some time before sunset and get to the top of the fort.

    Jason Fontana · December 1, 2014
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  • Alice S.

    very recommened view point to enjoy great view of golden gate. also you can go to golden gate bridge by walk. it takes 5 to 10 min.

    Alice Seoyeon · October 3, 2014
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  • Jeffrey L.

    The best view of the Golden Gate is from the top of Fort Point.

    Jeffrey Lowy · August 10, 2014
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  • SFist

    Fort Point was ostensibly built to protect SF from Confederate attack. Few places are more thrilling to kids than abandoned military forts. They're dark, spooky, and perfect for hide and seek. Read more

    SFist · August 3, 2014
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  • Laksh K.

    Bundle up! It gets cold and windy inside the arena-like fort. Also, make sure to peer through all the tiny windows for spectacular and rare views of the GGB.

    Laksh K · June 9, 2014
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  • Paul

    A great place to smoke crack

    Paul · May 26, 2014
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  • Joseph K.

    http://www.nps.gov/fopo/index.htm

    Joseph K · May 24, 2014
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  • Joseph K.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Point,_San_Francisco

    Joseph K · May 24, 2014
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  • Jessica S.

    Best place to take a photo with the Golden Gate!

    Jessica Shim · February 2, 2014
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  • Lisa P.

    Beautiful in January. #sanfrancisco

    Lisa Padilla · January 26, 2014
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  • Molly W.

    The night time tour is great! Bring warm clothes.

    Molly Wiebe · January 26, 2014
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  • El T.

    Amazing view, fog or shine!

    El T · January 14, 2014
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  • Tatyana K.

    MacBeth at the Fort is wonderful

    Tatyana K · September 30, 2013
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  • Bkwm J.

    Breathe-taking night view of the GGB!

    Bkwm J · July 7, 2013
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  • Kitzzy A.

    Next to the bathrooms in the parking lot

    Kitzzy Aviles · July 3, 2013
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  • Brandon F.

    Will always remind me of Hitchcock's Vertigo.

    Brandon Freels · May 22, 2013
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  • Barbara C.

    Great shot of bottom of GG Bridge and Alcatraz island, downtown San Fran and Sausalito

    Barbara Czencz · April 25, 2013
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  • @CaptGeek (.

    Watch out, it closes at 5pm, but at least it's free :-)

    @CaptGeek (Eric Mantion) · March 31, 2013
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  • Todd L.

    Best view of the Bridge and FREE!

    Todd Loyd · February 23, 2013
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  • Jared Z.

    At the end of Crissy Field, right under the GGB is fort point, a civil war era brick fort, don’t miss it, but bring a jacket, it gets windy.

    Jared Zimmerman · November 6, 2012
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  • Андрій Г.

    Golden Gate view

    Андрій Галич · September 30, 2012
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  • Andrés A.

    Nice place, take care must be dress warm.

    Andrés Aquino · June 10, 2012
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  • Spare the Air a.

    Hanging around in the San Francisco Bay Area this Memorial Day weekend? Plan ahead and take public transit to one of these local events. http://ow.ly/b9KFW

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  • Rex G.

    Please, don't try to recreate the scene. I will not jump in thr Bay after you.

    Rex G. · May 15, 2012
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  • Filming Locations

    The place, where Madeleine (Kim Novak) takes a reckless plunge into the waters of the Bay in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "Vertigo".

    Filming Locations · April 7, 2012
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  • Erik H.

    The location of Bicentennial Man starring Robin WIlliams where he meets his female robot counterpart. Madeleine meets her fate here in Vertigo

    Erik Hom · February 13, 2012
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  • Erik H.

    Madeleine jumps to her suicidal death here in the movie Vertigo

    Erik Hom · January 15, 2012
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  • Exploratorium

    Notice the greenish rock near the entrance. This is serpentinite—California’s state rock—which likely came from deep within the earth’s interior. This rock holds up the south tower of the GG Bridge.

    Exploratorium · January 12, 2012
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  • Ali T.

    One of my absolute favorite places to take photos. Great spot for a portrait shoot.

    Ali Thanawalla · December 4, 2011
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  • Rob R.

    If you can get a BBQ on a sunny day with little wind, you've found a little slice of heaven. Sit back and enjoy the view of the bridge!

    Rob Ray · October 28, 2011
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  • David S.

    This Civil War fort offers a unique view from directly underneath the bridge. The intricate girders contrast with the historic brickwork. Shoot in the late afternoon from the top level.

    David Sanger · September 16, 2011
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  • Kelly S.

    Make it in to see the fort, it's epic and almost unknown how much history they have stored up in there. Plus a cool view of the city toward North Beach & the bridge. Tap you hands at the runners mark.

    Kelly Strodl · September 9, 2011
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  • Smithsonian Channel

    This Civil War-era fort was used as a base camp during construction of the Golden Gate Bridge and as a scouting point for enemy submarines during World War II. (From Aerial America) Read more

    Smithsonian Channel · June 23, 2011
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  • James W.

    Tourist: take the MUNI here if you are feeling adventurous.

    James Wong · May 30, 2011
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  • Jennifer R.

    Beautiful backdrop for a walk or a picnic.

    Jennifer R · May 3, 2011
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