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Fort Winfield Scott
Though it is located just a stone’s throw from the Golden Gate Bridge, many visitors are only recently discovering Fort Winfield Scott. This beautiful campus, once dedicated to defending San Francisco Bay, introduced Mission style architecture to the Presidio. Though the powerful coastal guns long ago left the Presidio, Fort Scott is now preparing to take on a new purpose of national significance.
Fort Scott offers amazing views and is situated near several trails and scenic overlooks. It is also the backdrop for popular volunteer stewardship activities that take place at Presidio Nursery and in the surrounding landscapes.

The Presidio Institute

A photo of Fort Scott featuring rehabilitated historic buildings and people walking alongside the parade ground.

Empowering Leaders

The Presidio Institute, based at Fort Winfield Scott, will develop exceptional leaders to solve the great societal challenges of our time. Read More >>

Defending the Coastline

An historic black and white photo, taken in 1931, of four soldiers standing on the parade ground in front of Fort Scott barracks buildings.

Army Coast Artillery Corps

A network of coastal gun batteries once defended San Francisco Bay from foreign attack. Fort Winfield Scott was the command center of the Coast Artillery Post for half a century. Read More >>

See, Do, Learn, Explore

A photo of a woman (Anita Vermeulen) clipping kale at the organic community garden. Colorful flowers are in the background.

Organic Community Garden

A former World War II victory garden is tended today by Presidio residents.
A photo of two hands planting a small seedling in a pot.

Presidio Nursery

Visit this vibrant volunteer hub, where more than 65,000 seedlings are grown each year.
A photo of the exterior of the Log Cabin, with a red tile roof.

The Log Cabin

Host your wedding, celebration, or meeting in this rustic and quaint Fort Scott venue.
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