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Stand on the stern of Balclutha, face west to feel the fresh wind blowing in from the Pacific Ocean. Located in the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history.

Wanda Muir (left) with John Muir and Helen Muir Adama, Arizona, circa 1907. The eldest of John Muir's two daughters. Married Thomas Hanna in 1906. Had six sons and one daughter. Wanda Muir Hanna (March 25, 1881 – July 29, 1942) and Helen Muir Funk (January 23, 1886 – June 7, 1964)

Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) chronicles two hundred years of history, from the Native American culture, the Spanish Empire frontier and the Mexican Republic, to maritime history, the California Gold Rush, the evolution of American coastal fortifications, and the growth of urban San Francisco.

For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for three nations. World and local events, from military campaigns to the rise of aviation, from World Fairs to earthquakes, left their mark. Come enjoy the history and beauty of the Presidio. Explore centuries of architecture. Reflect in a national cemetery. Walk through an historic airfield, forests, or to beaches, and admire spectacular vistas.

Fort Point National Historic Site

Fort Point - protected San Francisco harbor during and after the Civil War. Beautiful brick structure. Golden Gate Bridge was built over the fort to protect this historical building.