This fortification was built in the 1870s, to withstand newer and heavier ordinance. You can view the earthen works and brick-lined magazines built to protect large Rodman guns and their ammunition.
Battery East Rd, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
Nearest Transit: Civic Center/UN Plaza
Battery East and Nearby Attractions on Map
Fort Point National Historic Site(0.5 km)
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.
Battery Chamberlin(1.7 km)
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.
Walt Disney Family Museum(1.4 km)
Opened in 2009, this museum focuses on the life of Walt Disney and his accomplishments.
Letterman Complex(2.2 km)
Established in 1898 to care for sick and wounded soldiers, it is the Army's oldest named general hospital and during WWII it became the largest Army hospital in the country.
San Francisco National Cemetery(1.1 km)
Many military personal have been buried here over the years, including a General from the American Civil War and 35 Medal of Honor recipients.
Palace of Fine Arts(2.2 km)
The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco is one of the few extant structures from the 1915 World's Fair, and one of the most photogenic spots in the city.
Mountain Lake(2.1 km)
The campsite of the Anza settlement party in 1776, it became a source of fresh water for San Francisco during the early years.
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary(0.6 km)
The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center provides information on the sanctuary and features hands-on educational exhibits on local marine life.
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