Location: San Francisco, California
The Presidio of San Francisco is a park and former U.S. Army military fort on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula in San Francisco, California, and is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. In 1996, the United States Congress created the Presidio Trust to oversee and manage the interior 80% of the park’s lands, with the National Park Service managing the coastal 20%. In a first-of-its-kind structure, Congress mandated that the Presidio Trust make the Presidio financially self-sufficient. The Main Post is the heart of the Presidio. It marks the site of a Spanish garrison established here in 1776 and served as a Spanish fortification, which fell under Mexican control, and finally became an important U.S. Army post in 1847. The Presidio’s oldest existing buildings are found on the Main Post.
To learn more, visit https://www.presidio.gov/places/main-post