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Fort Mason Center

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Marina District
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Address: Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94123
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Our Uber driver gave us a quick tour as we headed to the Legion of Honor museum. One of the places we passed by was Fort Mason. This was once known as San Francisco Port of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Uber driver gave us a quick tour as we headed to the Legion of Honor museum. One of the places we passed by was Fort Mason. This was once known as San Francisco Port of Embarkation for the US Army. It was an Army post for more than 100 years. Today it is part of the Golden Gate National... More 

Thank Maggi713
Roswell NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a lovely afternoon wandering around this Civil War era fort built to protect the bay from British and Russians who were fur trapping on the coast. There are several buildings that are still in use now by the National Park Services as they maintain the Golden Gate Recreation Area. My favorite gem discovered was a community garden. Loved spending... More 

Thank takrafty
Skipton, United Kingdom
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325 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Situated in the Golden Gate Park this former military establishment has been converted into an arts and cultural centre with some small shops and Cafes. You must call into the main office - the ranger is extremely helpful and knowledgeable and can provide you with lots of printed information including a self guided walking tour of the site and it... More 

Thank Peeceecee
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Art, books, a cafe, restaurants - this place is a hidden gem just off Marina Boulevard and within the Golden Gate national park. We enjoyed a drink in the sun having spent hours perusing the bookstore which is run by the public library. We also visited the art store. A lovely way to spend some hours outside the tourist trail

Thank mermaid109
San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This former Army-based is now used for a variety of community events. The large pier-based buildings host meeting and shows over the years. Two consistent events I enjoy are the Farmer's Market on Sunday which runs to 1:30 PM, and the Off-the-Grid Food Truck Festival every Friday night. Both events have one vendor present that I'm trying to write a... More 

Thank Harry W
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I have driven past this area before but have never entered the site. Today I was brought here for a conference reception at the General's Residence. Great historical site, and excellent views of Alcatraz and Fisherman's Wharf. Well worth a visit

Thank James S
Albuquerque NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This was formerly the San Francisco Port of Embarkation for the US Army, but it has been redeveloped for educational and cultural activities. The building are historic and cool. This is a good place for locals, and when I visited on a Sunday, there were a lot of food vendors set up in the parking lot. However, unless one is... More 

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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Been there a number of times on business and it was a cool place in a fly location. Great view of the water.

Thank Alzor S
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have lived near San Francisco my entire life, and I have never known about Fort Mason. It is a beautiful property, and if you ever have an opportunity to either attend or host an event at the Residence, you are in for a treat. The General's Residence is a Historical Site, a lovely Mansion that sits directly across from... More 

Thank Kim K
Davao City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This is the place to eat! This place is fun and you will be overwhelmed by the different authentic cuisines here. My favorite truck was the gyro stop simply because i love me some greek food!

Thank Noi O

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Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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