The Sunday Traveler~Fort Point, San Francisco

The Sunday Traveler has had a heck of a time being able to open a couple of other photos taken with my iPhone of the entire front of Fort Point, with messages that it cannot be used due to security issues and reverts a jpg photo to a jfif, and as hard as I’ve worked at changing them to jpg, it reverts back to the photos not available for use even though they are my photos. Not the way to start a Sunday morning post. So luckily, this portion of the front of the fort is available for your viewing, and then there’s this one….oh, wait, another one of the fort’s front door, and my friend knocking on it. Nope, can’t use that one either! Wow! And I think we’ll move right along using my camera’s photos and leaving my phone photos in the dustbin.

The photo above is taken from the rooftop of the fort, a fort that is now a museum, and there is no function here currently for securing the safety of San Francisco as far as I know (I’ll ruminate on those photos I’d like to post and can’t for awhile, sorry). The first opening photo was taken on a day we visited the beautiful location of Fort Point on the south side of the Golden Gate Bridge on water’s edge and entrance to San Francisco Bay, but the fort was closed that day. We returned just recently again on a day we could enter the museum/fort, and the weather was completely different, being foggy and rather cool.

Fort Point was built in 1853 just before the American Civil War to defend San Francisco Bay against unfriendly warships. Canon were placed strategically on different levels of the fort.

The two photos above show types of canon on the bottom floor of the fort/museum. The most fascinating aspect of the fort, beside the incredible views, were the interior staircases that wind up and around to the rooftop of the fort; the architecture is amazing

The stairs took us up to two different levels

The outdoor stairs might have been a little easier to navigate, but the fog was thick and I’m sure those stairs were wet and slippery.

The roof was my preferred location for those views in spite of the fog/drizzle and the fact that I had to keep wiping my camera lens even though I had a hood on it. Oh that San Francisco fog!

Fort Point is another wonderful San Francisco attraction, and at the bottom of the Golden Gate, your visit can easily include a quick little re-location to another parking lot to take a walk on the bridge.

The view out in front of the fort is lovely.




About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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9 Responses to The Sunday Traveler~Fort Point, San Francisco

  1. Dalo 2013 says:

    You really tap into the beauty of Fort Point ~ I’ve visited before, but it was a while ago and your photos show me the beauty of the fort and also of the glorious Golden Gate. Love your opening shot, incredible.


  2. I think you captured and compiles a lovely series of photos. Looks like you had a great day out there by the bay.


  3. Drew Willis says:

    Quite a beautiful location for a military site. Very nice photos.


  4. Tippy Gnu says:

    I agree, the architecture of the fort is beautiful. Great photos. Too bad about the clouds, fog, and your overzealous phone security system.
    I understand that the only Civil War action this fort saw was a few months after the war ended. That’s when the Confederate ship CSS Shenandoah approached, after a long journey around South America, preparing to attack. The captain called off the attack at the last minute when he learned that the war was over.


    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, TG. I’ve only had that photo security block happen one other time quite a few years ago, trying to post a photo of a hotel in Hawaii when President Obama was there. And, yess the battle that never happened at the close of the Civil War.

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