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What is a Presidio?

According to the dictionary:
pre·si·di·o  (pr-sd-, -sd-)·si·di·os
A garrison, especially a fortress of the kind established in the southwest United States by the Spanish to protect their holdings and missions.

For 218 years, the Presidio in San Francisco served as an army post for three nations.
The Spanish arrived in 1776 to establish the northernmost outpost of their empire in western North America. The Presidi...

Civil War Living History Day

Saturday, Jan. 25th 2014

Fort Point

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 ove...