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Fort Guijarros, San Diego

Fort Guijarros - San Diego, California
Fort Guijarros
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106Map
+1 619 557 5450
Neighborhood: Point Loma
Overview

Built in 1797, on the same site where Juan Cabrillo, a Portuguese  explorer, first discovered the west coast of America, this fort was San Diego’s first defensive fortification. In Spanish, Guijarros means cobblestone; and this fort earned its name because American sailors would take cobblestones from this point, and use them as ballasts in their ships during their journeys around Cape Horn back to Boston. Today, two of the ten cannons used in the Battle of San Diego remain, one of which can be seen from Fort Stockton at the top of Presidio Park. - Erick Pettersen

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  • Open Hours: Sunday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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