Civil War Living History Day
Saturday, Jan. 25th 2014
999 Marine Drive
San Francisco, CA
Come experience history first hand!
Demonstrations include musicians, infantry and artillery drill, medicine in the 1800s, and the daily life of soldiers and civilians of the era.
Fort Point is a National Historic site located in the Presidio under the southern anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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.
Additional parking is available at the Crissy Field lot near the Warming Hut and on the hill overlooking the Fort.
- Infantry drills occur almost every hour on the hour.
- Artillery discussions occur every hour on the half hour.
- Concurrent demonstrations throughout the day—medical demos, musician (fife / drum and brass band), and civilians (camp laundress, sewing, etc).
For more information, contact the Fort Point Rangers at (415) 556-1693 or www.20thmaine.net
Take a left onto Hwy One (Cabrillo Hwy) as you exit Pillar Point RV Park
Continue approximately 15 miles to Hwy1/280
Follow signs for "California 1 North/19th Avenue/Golden Gate Bridge
Slight left onto 19th Ave
Continue onto Crossover Drive
Continue onto Park Presidio Bypass Blvd
Continue onto Presidio Blvd
Continue onto Veterans Blvd
Take the US 101 North ramp
Take the exit toward Presidio/Golden Gate
Turn right onto San Francisco Bicycle Route 295
Turn left onto Lincoln Blvd
Turn left onto Long Ave