Golden Gate Photos and History Lessons at Fort Point
Type of attraction: Historic Site
Parking: small free parking lot
There's not a whole lot to do with a young toddler at Fort Point besides let him run around and take great pictures of the Golden Gate.
That doesn't mean it's not a great location to visit. It's a National Historic site and it's right under the Golden Gate so it's definitely worth a visit. From the roof you get to see the intricate detail of the bridge from a unique perspective. Inside you learn the history of the fort and see cool things like old canons. Also, it's free!
You can walk around on your own or follow a ranger for a tour and history lesson. It is easy to walk around and there are videos and signs that tell you some of the history. The fort has been there for over 150 years and was built during the Gold Rush to protect the San Francisco Bay.
If you are bringing a young toddler keep in mind it is an old brick building with hallways, stairs and things like canons so keep an eye on the little ones.
Fort Point is in the Presidio neighborhood which is known for being windy. Fog is especially common in the summer months so always bring a jacket!
If you have a stroller you will only be able to see the first floor, so if you can just leave it in the car.
The day we went to take our photos they were closed. So I can’t show you what it looks like inside. However, the pictures you see of us here were taken right outside the fort, so they give you an idea.
Currently, the fort is only open Friday-Sunday. If you want to plan your visit or see more photos. Check out their page on the Presidio website.