Presidio Visitor Center - Presidio of San Francisco

Categories Visitor Amenities and Retail

The Willia​m Penn Mott, Jr. Presidio Visitor Center is the "front door" to the national park experience. 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 and open seven days a week, 10 am to 5 pm. 

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 can I enjoy today?

Staff and volunteers will help you plan a great day in the park. A digital calendar offers a schedule of events.

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 Presidio GO 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.​​ ​​​