The Presidio Officers' Club is the park's museum and cultural center. It is free and open to all.
Long before there was the city of San Francisco, there was the Presidio of San Francisco. First established in 1776, the adobe walls of the Officers' Club stand testament to California's beginnings.
Throughout the 20th century, the renowned Presidio Officers' Club was an exclusive gathering place for Army brass and their families. In 2014, the club reopened as a fully public museum and cultural destination following a three-year award-winning renovation.
Since then, thousands of people have experienced the club's permanent and special exhibitions, which tell the story of how people shaped the land at the Golden Gate and how events here have influenced the nation; attended a free musical performance, talk, or dance; or brought the family out to make crafts or witness a live archaeology dig.
The Presidio Officers' Club has also become a lively gathering place where friends meet. Arguello, a Mexican restaurant by Bay Area Chef Traci Des Jardins, has one of the most sought after patios in San Francisco, and the Ortega Ballroom, with its bay views, is a hot spot for celebrations.