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Battery Chamberlin, built near Baker Beach in 1904, was constructed as part of a modernization effort to accommodate the lighter, stronger, more powerful coastal defense weapons developed in the 1880s.
Battery Chamberlin, built near Baker Beach in 1904, was constructed as part of a modernization effort to accommodate the lighter, stronger, more powerful coastal defense weapons developed in the 1880s. Today Battery Chamberlin holds the last 6-inch 'disappearing gun' of its type on the West Coast.
Lincoln Boulevard, San Francisco, CA, United States
+1 415 561-4323
A beautiful, immaculately kept 1 mile stretch of beach, set just behind the Golden Gate Bridge
Independently-owned theatre showing Hong Kong and alternative world cinema
The campsite of the Anza settlement party in 1776, it became a source of fresh water for San Francisco during the early years
A small hiking trail winds around this scenic lake, noted for its historic importance in that it supplied water to the nearby colonial Spanish settlement of the Presidio
Used as a military fort for 219 years from 1776 to 1994 by New Spain, Mexico and the United States consecutively, the Presidio of San Francisco is a historical complex that is now open to visitors as part of the part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point protected San Francisco harbor from Confederate and foreign attack during and after the U
This fortification was built in the 1870s, to withstand newer and heavier ordinance
Built in the early 1930s, this cruciform-shaped sanctuary is a fine example of Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture, with features that embellished early mission churches
Inside this building, a model of the Palais de la L?gion d'Honneur in Paris, is an incredible collection of mainly European art, with works of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Impressionist periods, with art from some of the fundamental artists of their times, as well as some works from the 20th century from the likes of Picasso
Many military personal have been buried here over the years, including a General from the American Civil War and 35 Medal of Honor recipients