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Fort Point National Historic Site

Building 201, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123
Cannons on display at Fort Point

Cannons on display at Fort Point.

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Fort Point is a masonry seacoast fortification located at the southern side of the Golden Gate at the entrance to San Francisco Bay. This fort was completed just before the American Civil War by the United States Army, to defend San Francisco Bay against hostile warships. The fort is now protected as Fort Point National Historic Site, a United States National Historic Site administered by the National Park Service as a unit of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It is a popular filming location.

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