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Presidio of San Francisco

Virtual Tour

Experience an immersive, self-guided tour of the site through linked panoramic images, maps, and narration


View all photos, 3D point clouds, panoramas, videos, and other content through a searchable thumbnail gallery

Google Earth

Interact with 3D models of the site and geo-located media in the Google Earth interface (Google Earth plugin required)

Site Information

Browse all textual information for the site, supplemented with multimedia images

Interactive Map

Navigate through different areas of the site via basemaps and associated geo-referenced data

A Brief Introduction

California's beautiful Presidio, located within the Golden Gate Recreation Area at the entry to San Francisco Bay, saw continuous use as a military base for 218 years by the Spanish, Mexican, and American armies. The Presidio Trust has actively restored and managed the site, and the park today looks very much as it did when the base was finally decommissioned 15 years ago. In an effort to continue their conservation efforts, the Presidio Trust commissioned a Digital Preservation Project of the historic buildings.

Click here to read more about this project