Fort Point is a Civil War-era brick fort located at the north end of San Francisco, directly below the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge. In the summer it's open to the public 6 days a week, Thursday thru Tuesday, and they occasionally do Civil War reenactments.
They do a great job of explaining the then state of the art construction techniques used when it was built between 1853 and 1861. When it opened the fort had 69 canons to defend the entrance of San Francisco Bay. They also have nice displays showing what life was like being a Union soldier stationed there.
The fort has great views of the bay and provides a unique view of underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Because of it's location right on the water it can be very cold and windy, so dress in layers!
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