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The Presidio + The Presidio Trust

The Presidio of San Francisco is a national treasure and a local jewel. It invites visitors to glimpse rare birds and native blossoms; to experience history through carefully preserved buildings and landscapes; and to enjoy a picnic, a concert, or a contemplative walk in the woods. There is truly something for everyone.

The Presidio is located at the Golden Gate, where the Pacific Ocean meets San Francisco Bay. The land was in constant use as a military post for two centuries, first for Spain, then for a newly independent Mexico, and finally for the United States. Today, it is both a distinctive national park site within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and a National Historic Landmark District. It is a place in motion, attracting national attention for how history and nature are being preserved and for the innovative ideas and places taking shape.

About the Presidio

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History + Architecture

The Presidio was a military post under the flags of three nations from 1776 to 1994.
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Nature, Wildlife, Open Spaces

The park is home to three hundred bird species, rare native plants, an historic forest, and much more.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about the park and the Presidio Trust.
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 Visit the Presidio

Presidio Directory

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Search for Presidio Organizations

A great variety of organizations - schools, restaurants, cultural institutions, and more - are located in the Presidio.

    Press Room

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    The Latest News

    View press releases, recent media, fact sheets, and more.

       Contact Us

      The Presidio Trust
      103 Montgomery Street

      P.O. Box 29052
      San Francisco, CA  94129


      T: (415) 561-5300
      TTY: (415) 561-5301
      F: (415) 561-5315