The William Penn Mott, Jr. Presidio Visitor Center is the "front door" to the national park experience. It offers friendly staff and volunteers, engaging exhibits, maps, videos, and all the information you need to plan an amazing day for you and your family.
The Presidio Visitor Center is located in the heart of the park on the
Main Post, near the
Presidio Temporary Transit Center. It's operated by the National Park Service, the Presidio Trust, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Frequently Asked Questions
1 - Why is the Presidio important?
The Presidio Visitor Center offers interactive exhibits that introduce the park's fascinating history, its wild open spaces, and the key people and events that shaped this remarkable place.
2 - What events can I enjoy today?
A digital calendar offers a complete schedule of all the events happening in the park - from ranger walks to live music to family activities.
3 - What places should I visit?
A large model of the Presidio and an interactive touch screen reveal the “must see” destinations to add to your list.
4 - How do I get around the Presidio?
Learn how to use the free
PresidiGo Shuttle, where to
rent a bike, and what
trails are a match for your interests.
5 - What do I need to support my visit?
Did the fog roll in and catch you without a jacket? Or do you want to pick up a memento or gift to commemorate your day? A range of items, from books to water bottles, will make your Presidio visit comfortable and memorable.