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The Main Post

Experiencing the "Heart of the Presidio"

A photo of a group tour being led through the Main Post, with the Officers' Club in the background.


A visit to the park begins at the Main Post, historically the beloved “heart of the Presidio.” There are many ways to experience the Main Post today, and so much more will open to the public in coming months. Read More >>


A photo from 1906 of several officers carring an American flag, while leading soldiers across the Main Parade ground.

Birthplace of San Francisco

The Main Post is the Presidio's most historic district. Every period of the Presidio's past is reflected in the buildings, landscapes, and archaeology resources found here. Read More >>

See, Do, Learn, Explore

A photo of a table at the Visitor Center that is covered in pamplets, brochures, and guides for adults and children.

Presidio Visitor Center

The "VC" provides maps, brochures, and suggested activities to make the most of your visit.
A phot of the Walt Disney Family Museum glass addition in the evening with the Golden Gate Bridge reflected in its glass.

Walt Disney Family Museum

Film screenings, concerts, and lectures complement an exhibit devoted to America's great animator.
An artist rendering of the Inn at the Presidio, formerly Pershing Hall. It is a large brick building with white balconies.

Inn at the Presidio

Stay awhile! The Presidio's first inn offers 22 contemporary guest rooms in an historic setting.


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 Main Post Audio Tour

Narrow image of red brick Montgomery Street barracks with the Golden Gate bridge behindExperience the Main Post via an audio walking tour that reveals the history and evolution of the “heart of the Presidio.” Explore 18 special destinations using a cell phone or MP3 player.

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