A visit to the park begins at the Main Post, historically the beloved “heart of the Presidio.” When the Army was here the Main Post served as the social and administrative center of the post.
Today, the Main Post is a welcoming public place with destinations, programs, and amenities that help people experience, understand, and enjoy the entire park. There are many ways to experience the Main Post today, and much more will open to the public in coming months.
Inn at the Presidio
A 22-suite inn
located at historic Pershing Hall invites visitors to enjoy an overnight stay in the park.
Events and Programs
The Main Post is a lively center for public programs – from films to festivals. View the Calendar
to pick an event.
Main Post Audio Tour
An audio walking tour
reveals the history and evolution of the “heart of the Presidio.”
Main Parade Ground
Once used by soldiers for training and ceremony, the Main Parade
has been restored as a green open space that will host informal gatherings as well as organized public events.
Presidio Visitor Center
Open Thursday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm, the Visitor Center
is a great place to grab a map and get ideas for a day in the park.
Walt Disney Family Museum
An outstanding permanent exhibition is complemented by films, concerts, and kids activities at the Walt Disney Family Museum.
Presidio Officers’ Club
The park’s oldest building
is undergoing an historic rehabilitation and will reopen as a public venue and Heritage Center in 2013.
Montgomery Street Barracks
These iconic structures already house several Presidio organizations and will soon be enlivened by new uses.
In the Future
Main Post BluffAt the completion of Presidio Parkway, the Main Post will be connected to the Crissy Field waterfront via a bluff featuring ten acres of new parkland. The bluff will feature public places to gather with views of the bridge, the bay, and the Presidio’s forested ridges.
The historic Presidio Theatre will one day be reused for its original purpose as a venue for performing arts and/or film.
A new park lodge will provide overnight accommodations as well as amenities that invite and serve the public.