Fort Mason

Local nameFort Mason
LocationSan Francisco, United States

Fort Mason, once known as San Francisco Port of Embarkation, US Army, in San Francisco, California, is a former United States Army post located in the northern Marina District, alongside San Francisco Bay. Fort Mason served as an Army post for more than 100 years, initially as a coastal defense site and subsequently as a military port facility. During World War II, it was the principal port for the Pacific campaign.Today it is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the site of several cultural facilities. The entire fort area is listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places, with 49 buildings of historic significance, spread over 1,200 acres. while the lower port area is a National Historic Landmark District, designated for its role in World War II.

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Opening hours

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
Mon - Fri: 9 am - 5 pm

More information and contact


Official website

Phone +1 345–7500

Coordinates 37°48'21.458" N -122°25'44.599" E

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