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San Francisco City Bike Rental
"Rent a bike at the nearest bicycle rental shops to the Golden Gate Bridge. For only 3 miles bike ride on a scenic beach bike trail you will reach Palace of Fine Arts Crissy Field Fort Point and the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Bike across the bridge and ride downhill to Sausalito a beautiful waterfront town on the other side of the bridge where you can dine in many great local restaurants while enjoying the water views. To make your trip even more exciting
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San Francisco Walking Tour: Fishermans Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge
"Experience the natural side of San Francisco where the city meets the sea on our easy-going walk along the San Francisco's northern waterfront. We walk on easy coastal trails and footpaths that offer a true escape from the bustling city streets to refreshing panoramic bay views. Our guides offer a glimpse into the rich history of the Bay and Golden Gate a story that goes back thousands of years to the settlements of Coastal Miwok and Oholone Indians the 16th century European exploration of the California Coast the establishment of forts and missions in the Spanish era
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Self-Guided Bike Rentals from San Francisco
"Pick up your bike from the beautiful Marina district only less than 3 miles away from the famous Golden Gate Bridge! Depending on your plan and destination we will suggest you the best bike routes to avoid hills and traffics. You will be provided with helmet u-lock map and some safety tips. We have different sizes of bikes and we will personally adjust the saddle to fit your height.The bike path to the Golden Gate Bridge is only 3 blocks away from our Lombard street shop and it is mostly flat. You will be biking along the waterfront and enjoying the views of the San Francisco Bay. You will pass by Fort Mason Park
From $32.00

Fort Point Tips (25)

Fort Point Light

The treacherous waters of the Golden Gate have claimed dozens of ships and hundreds of lives. Beginning in 1852, the United States Government funded the construction of a chain of 59 lighthouses...
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Yaqui
Nov 28, 2016

Defending The Golden Gate #2

The level is called the "baretter tier". Cannon mounted 'en barbette" have carriages which permit soldiers to fire them over a parapet (or wall). The parapet here is 7 feet 2 inches thick. Fort...
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Yaqui
Nov 28, 2016

Fort Point Views~

When at Fort Point, you have to venture to the top floor. You will some beautiful views of the bay and the bridge. There are many hazards, so please be careful while walking around. There are iron...
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Yaqui
Nov 28, 2016

Officer's Quarters~

On the second floor was reserved for the Privies, officer's mess, officer's quarters, and hospital. Today it is an extension to the history of the fort. Many photographs of those brave men and...
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Yaqui
Nov 28, 2016

Rodman Cannon

"Captain Rodman, desirous of discussing the question and meeting his [senior officer] objections, inquired 'Why not?' The Army and Navy Journal 1877In 1844, a large gun burst aboard the warship...
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Yaqui
Nov 28, 2016

Defending The Golden Gate

The Army mounted twenty one cannon here on the barbette tier. Soldiers could aim the cannon to defend against attack from land or sea."Yesterday, Queen Emma and suite, of the Hawaiin...
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Yaqui
Nov 28, 2016

San Martin 1684

In 1793-1794 the Spanish and Native Americans from nearby missions built the Castillo de San Joaquin here to defend the entrance into San Francisco Bay. San Martin, already over 100 years old, was...
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Yaqui
Nov 28, 2016

Castillo De San Joaquin Marker

The first ship to enter San Francisco Bay, the San Carlos (Captain Ayala), dropped anchor off this point August 5, 1775. Lieutenant-Colonel Don Juan Bautista de Anza planted the cross on Cantil Blanco...
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Yaqui
Nov 28, 2016

Historical Defensive~

You have to take the time to explore the whole fort. We did from first floor to the roof. What amazing views and so many interesting aspects to this historical building.Fort Point was built by the...
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Yaqui
Nov 28, 2016

Fort Port Museum First Floor

After the Civil War, Fort Point was used intermittently as an army barracks. The pre-Civil War cannons, so valuable when they were originally installed, became obsolete and were eventually removed....
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Yaqui
Nov 28, 2016

Fort Point.

Fort Point is interestingly located right underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Fort Point was built by the U.S. army around 1853, shortly before the American Civil War. Its purpose was to defend San...
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IreneMcKay
Feb 26, 2016

Fort Point

Fort Point, built between 1853-1861, is a massive masonry fortress guarding the Golden Gate, the entrance to San Francisco Bay and, via the inland rivers, to the heart of California and its...
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Jul 23, 2009
 
 
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Things to Do Near Fort Point

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Battery East Trails

By 1873, the first emplacement—called West Battery—was completed and armed with twelve 15-inch Rodman cannon. That same year, construction began on Battery East and a covered path was soon built to...
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Braving Wind and Waves

Activated in 1890, this U.S. Life-Saving Station was built to aid endangered seafarers in the days when San Francisco was one of the world’s busiest ports. “Surfmen” braved wind and waves to rescue...
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The Presidio of San Francisco

We walked from the Main Post on the Presidio to a lovely old chapel, then visited the national cemetery. This is the final resting place for the nation's military veterans and their families. 30,000...
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Golden Gate Bridge

During the Civil War, advances in artillery proved that masonry forts in the style of Fort Point were unable to withstand bombardment by heavy ordinance. Consequentially, the period following the war...
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Exploratorium

Weather.com let me down once again, the beautiful sunny prediction for our stay in San Francisco was true for Thursday and Friday but early Saturday morning there was a huge thunderstorm and it...
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Palace of Fine Arts

During the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, the Palace of Fine Arts housed the art from Renaissance to Modern and was the work of California architect Bernard Maybeck. Maybeck’s fantastic...
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Getting to Fort Point

Address

Marine Dr., San Francisco, CA 94123

Hours

  • Sunday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 17:00

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