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Fort Point National Historic Site, San Francisco

Fort Point National Historic Site - San Francisco, California
Fort Point National Historic Site
Long Avenue and Marine Drive, San Francisco, CA 94129Map
+1 415 556 1693
Neighborhood: Presidio Heights

The idea behind building this fort to in 1861 was to fend off attacks by the Confederacy. It proved to be a non-issue, though. This place went on to achieve cinema immortality as the spot from which Kim Novak took her plunge into the San Francisco Bay in the Hitchcock classic Vertigo. There are spectacular views of the Marin Headlands from just beneath the soaring south anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge. Tours are offered and the museum houses a collection of military memorabilia. Take note, it is usually very windy at Fort Point, so dress accordingly.

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Fort Point National Historic Site General Information
  • Open Hours: Friday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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