Presidio of San Francisco

Presidio Trust, California.

Once a U.S. Army post, today the Presidio is a national park unlike any you've experienced before. This dynamic visitor destination is home to museums, restaurants, recreational destinations, art installations, trails, and the best views of the Golden Gate in San Francisco. It's also a National Historic Landmark District where important stories about our country are shared. The Presidio's former military buildings are animated by more than 3,000 residents and 200 organizations — including high tech start-ups, innovative non-profits, and others that offer a surprising mix of visitor experiences. The Presidio is managed by the Presidio Trust, in partnership with the National Park Service. In addition to raising philanthropic funds, the non-profit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy works with the Presidio Trust and National Park Service to offer stewardship and educational programs.

Camping and Day Use

Activities and Experiences


The Presidio of San Francisco lies at the north end of San Francisco and at the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge. It can be reached from the north by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge and taking exit 439 for Merchant Rd from Highways 1 and 101; from the east by way of Lombard Street (Highway 101); and from the south via Highway 1 and taking exit 439 for Presidio/Golden Gate/NRA just before the Golden Gate Bridge. There are many ways to get to and around the park, using public transit or alternative forms of transportation including the free PresidiGo Shuttle. To learn more, please visit our Transportation page or contact the Presidio Trust Transportation Department at (415) 561-2739 or

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