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Monthly Walk: Getting To Know the Presidio
April 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for this month’s walk exploring the beautiful Presidio.
The Presidio of San Francisco is an amazing urban national park. Having been a military site from the Spanish Presidio’s establishment in 1776 until the United States Army base was closed in 1994, the Presidio has many tales to tell about history as well as the environment.
The walk will cover about 3 ¾ miles (and hundreds or maybe thousands of years) as our leader takes us through an introduction to the Presidio. We’ll touch on a range of topics – history, architecture, societal changes, the 1906 earthquake, restoration of native ecosystems, and more – as we move from the Main Post to the site of the El Polin Spring civilian settlement, past the Goldsworthy Spire, to the Cemetery Overlook. From there we’ll continue into Fort Scott and on to the coastal defense batteries and the Golden Gate Bridge. We’ll enjoy spectacular views and learn more about our city’s past as we explore this unique place together.
(The Presidio runs a shuttle service, so if you cannot make the whole walk, there are several points where you can catch a bus back to the start.)
The walk is co-hosted by Walk SF (https://walksf.org/) and the Presidio Historical Association, whose mission is to promote understanding and preservation of the history of the Presidio of San Francisco as reflected in its stories, structures, sites, and people (www.pha-sf.org).