Half Moon Bay, CA - Pillar Point RV Park - Civil War Living History Day

by Pamela Hamilton on 12/09/2013, 05:19 PM

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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 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.

FREE admission.

  • 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

Arrive at Marine Drive