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Presidio of San Francisco

Presidio Visitor Center

  • Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 210 Lincoln Boulevard
  • San Francisco, CA 94129
  • (415) 561-4323

Presidio Visitor Guide


  • Paid parking lots near visitor destinations

Public Transit

  • Free PresidiGo Shuttle
  • SF Muni 1 California
  • SF Muni 28 19th Avenue
  • SF Muni 29 Sunset
  • SF Muni 41 Union
  • SF Muni 43 Masonic
  • SF Muni 45 Union/Stockton

Getting Here

The Presidio is San Francisco’s great escape - once a premier Army post, the Presidio is a unique national park next to the Golden Gate Bridge. It offers the spectacular vistas, nature, history, and events you would expect, and surprising experiences created by organizations who have re-imagined barracks and bunkers to welcome the public. Hike on a trail, discover outdoor art, take a tour on a free shuttle, bird watch, and explore the Presidio Officers’ Club museum and cultural center. Most activities are free, making the Presidio an affordable escape that’s welcoming to all.

  • Outdoor Fun with Views at Presidio Picnic
    Grab your blanket and meet at the Presidio for 2017's season of a family picnic like no other. Presidio Picnic features international food and drink from the best of the Bay Area food scene, lawn games, music, yoga classes, nature-based arts and crafts for kids at the Presidio Adventure Zone tent, and iconic views of San Francisco​ Bay.
  • Three San Francisco Culinary Delights in the Presidio
    Not only is the Presidio where San Francisco started, it’s also a great place to find some of the City’s best home-grown food and drink. Here are three city classics available within the national park.
  • Five Ways to Hike the Presidio Trails
    Did you know there are 24 miles of trails in the Presidio? From a guided art walk to a historic trail saluting 1776 to volunteer-while-hiking opportunities, here are five ways to experience the Presidio's trails for a memorable hiking excursion.
  • Welcoming History at the Presidio Visitor Center
    The William Penn Mott, Jr. Presidio Visitor Center welcomes guests with engaging exhibits, maps, and tips for enjoying a visit to the national park. The visitor center building also offers a look back at its colorful history, closely tied to that of the Presidio.

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