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.Make Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture part of your personalized San Francisco itinerary using our San Francisco travel planning site.
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 (490 ha). while the lower port area is a National Historic Landmark District, designated for its role in World War II.
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Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture Reviews
During a recent trip to San Francisco, I was staying only 6 blocks away from Fort Mason so I spent some time walking around exploring the area. There is a lot of history there, good informational... more »
The greatest perk here is that parking is free and there are restrooms. But the view of the area gives you a view of the golden gate, the marina, a walkway, stretching places and coffee kiosks. This..... more »
Fort Mason now houses a tremendous variety of cultural and artistic pieces that are wonderful to recognize. It varies from acting to children’s experiential workshops to lawyers for the arts. Check it out! There’s always something interesting going on. And then there’s Greens restaurant. Absolutely delicious vegetarian food overlooking the Bay.
Not what it's cracked up to be. More low key and funky. Good luck finding what you're looking for. Signage weak. At one time there was a great vegetarian restaurant there run by monks. Search that on Google.
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