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Coming Soon -  ​New Presidio Visitor Center Opens in Late February 2017!


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In late February 2017, we unveil the state-of-the-art William Penn Mott, Jr. Presidio Visitor Center – a place as dynamic and inventive as the Presidio itself.

The center is a platform for discovery, using inspiring video, engaging exhibitry, interactive tools, and knowledgeable staff to help visitors uncover the incredible array of experiences that are possible here. In today's Presidio, visitors can take a hike on a 24-mile network of trails; discover art exhibitions indoors and out; soak in incredible Golden Gate views; visit San Francisco's oldest building reborn as a ​ museum and cultural center; jump on a trampoline in a former airplane hangar; bird watch at restored wetlands; and relax at San Francisco's largest picnic, which draws 5,000 people each spring/summer weekend. Even better – most events and activities are free, making the Presidio an affordable and accessible escape that's welcoming to all.

The new Presidio Visitor Center will be housed in a refurbished historic (circa 1900) guardhouse in the heart of the park with views overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. It sits at the pinnacle of a site once dominated by a freeway. That roadway has been put into tunnels allowing for the creation of a spectacular new 14-acre landscape designed by the makers of New York City's High Line. The project, known, as the Presidio Tunnel Tops, will open in 2019, marking the Presidio's 25th anniversary as a national park.

The Presidio Visitor Center is operated by the National Park Service, the Presidio Trust, and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.


The existing Presidio Visitor Center is open Thursdays to Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm; it is located at 36 Lincoln Boulevard on the Main Post.

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