Exhibit Runs May 23 to December 16
Wednesdays to Sundays, 11 am to 5 pm
103 Montgomery Street, next to the Main Parade Ground
A newly rehabilitated Montgomery Street Barracks is the setting for a sensory experience of the Golden Gate before the iconic bridge was constructed. View photographs, maps, charts, and paintings while hearing the natural and nautical sounds of the Bay.
Gallery I traces the history of the magnificent Golden Gate Strait with tales of ships, lighthouses, foghorns, and shipwrecks. Gallery II explores two centuries of harbor defense, the impact of the Golden Gate Bridge on the Presidio, and the earliest vision of a national park at the Gate. Download the exhibit guidebook.
What People are Saying
“This was well worth the trip across the Bay Bridge to experience the photographs, maps, and videos. The sounds and voices enhanced the experience.”
“Wonderful exhibit. It was really nice for my 12 year old son to get a glimpse of what our neighborhood was like prior to the Pan Pacific Exhibition and the development that the Golden Gate Bridge allowed to happen.”
“This is a beautiful exhibit. I am a native San Franciscan and spent many childhood days at the Presidio with my retired Naval officer father. I appreciate hearing and seeing more of the history of the Presidio.”