Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Visitor Area/Centers in Golden Gate

Alcatraz Island Visitor Center

Open Open All Year Phone (415) 705-1042 Location Alcatraz Island is located in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. A ferry, located at Pier 41 will take you to the island. Just remember to make your reservation in advance since this popular attraction tends to fill up fast. Closures Christmas and New Year's Day. There ...

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Battery Chamberlin

Built to protect underwater minefields laid outside the Golden Gate, this Endicott-era battery was and completed and armed in 1904. Fortifications included four 6-inch guns mounted on disappearing carriages; these guns had a range of nine miles and could fire at the rate of two rounds per minute. The ...

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Crissy Field Center

Open Open All Year Wednesday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm Phone (415) 561-7690 Location Crissy Field Center 603 Mason at Halleck, Presidio Special Programs The Center acknowledges the interdependence of peoples, cultures and environments and therefore encourages socially and ecologically responsible actions that respect the earth and its natural and urban communities. The physical ...

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Fort Point

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM Phone (415) 556-1693 Location The Fort Point Bookstore is located inside the fort, underneath the south anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge, on the northernmost part of the Presidio. Closures Monday through Thursday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Due to the retrofitting of the Golden Gate ...

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Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary is one of 13 marine sanctuaries in the U.S., found outside San Francisco's Golden Gate, and comprises part of the United Nations' Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve . It adjoins two other National Marine Sanctuaries, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Cordell ...

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Marin Headlands Visitor Center

Open Open All Year 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Phone (415) 331-1540 Location The Marin Headlands Visitor Center is located in the historic Fort Barry Chapel, at the intersection of Field and Bunker Roads. The Visitor Center is approximately 3 miles from either entrance to the Marin Headlands. Closures Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Special Programs Rangers answer questions ...

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Muir Woods Visitor Center

Open Open All Year 8:00 AM to sunset Phone (415) 388-7368 Location Muir Woods Visitor Center is located at the entrance to Muir Woods, approximately 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The visitor center is located at the main entrance. Closures Last Sunday of January 6 pm (collect fees until 4:30 pm, Visitor Center closes ...

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Pacific West Regional Information Center

Open Open All Year Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM Phone (415) 561-4700 Location The Pacific West Region Information Center is located on the first floor of building #201 at Fort Mason. Fort Mason, the headquarters for the GGNRA, is located at the cross streets of Bay and Franklin, in San Francisco. Closures The ...

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Presidio Visitor Center

Open Open All Year 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Phone (415) 561-4323 Location Located on the main post at 102 Montgometry & Lincoln Blvd. on the Presidio of San Francisco. Closures Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. The William Penn Mott, Jr. Visitor Center is currently located at the Officer's Club on the main post. Special Programs Currently ...

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