Travel to Fort Point National Historic Site

A travel to Fort Point is a travel towards what is valuable. It reminds the importance of simplicity, unity, hard work, genuine sacrifice for Country and love for Fellow Men and Women.

When People work together, they can build something that can last for centuries. Apart in disagreement, it won’t last a day.

Fort Point, its doorway takes us back to what was golden. A time where dreams were plenty and catching them were easy.

89 years ago, Golden Gate Bridge was built just above Fort Point. How Fort Point survived without a scratch is a wonder in itself. The suspension bridge made of heavy steel took 4 years to finish.

Climbing the stairs. Solid and strong every brick and stone, Fort Point has withstood the Civil War, earthquakes, fires, Bridge construction, World War II, and preservation as a National Historic Site.

It survived more than 150 years. Will it survive another 150 years more? For sure it will outlived many of its Residents and Visitors.

Its windows allows us to see the two versions of the future based on the choices we are making now. First version, the good which is full of light, kindness and joy. The Planet is thriving. Nature is flourishing. Children are able to discover and experience what they read in books.

Second version, the bad filled with war, greed, Earth destruction and diseases. A version where People are miserable, sick, suffering, fighting, desperate, dying. Children can no longer see and experience Nature and the Planet the way their Parents have enjoyed them.

The rooftop awakens with its 360 degrees of spectacular view of the most beautiful City by the Bay.

View of the City of San Francisco from the roof.

The Golden Gate Bridge seems just an arm stretch away. So close yet unreachable.

Its hallways echoes change that needs to be fought everyday. Its walls screaming not to repeat the mistakes and evils of History.

The Dining area.
The Menu.
A fireplace to warm the freezing nights. No Heater in the old days.
The sleeping quarters.

“We can leave a legacy of good or be the reason goodness is dead.”

The Lighthouse beckons after Sunset guiding the lost, the tired, the lonely and the broken to find their way home.

Built at the height of the California Gold Rush, Fort Point has been called “The Pride of the Pacific” and “The Gibraltar of the West Coast.”

Fort of Heroes. Fort Point in 1970 became a National Historical Site, not only to preserve one of the most perfect models of masonry in America but to remind Americans that till this day, brave Men and Women continues to fight and sacrifice for Freedom and Democracy so everyone gets to sleep safely at night and be able to enjoy fully their American Dreams by day.

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11 Responses to Travel to Fort Point National Historic Site

  1. markbierman says:

    To be honest, I had no idea that there was a fort beneath that bridge. I’m glad they preserved it, as it is a beautiful building and a major piece of history. You did a great job of showing the contrast between good and evil. Well done!


  2. What a neat place to visit to get a sneak peak into the past. It does make you appreciate all the hard work from our ancestors and all so we can have a better future. I hope that we’ll carry on that tradition to make this world a better and safer place for future generations.


  3. For moment of the first few pictures, I felt like looking at a Fort in India, but no, of course it is beautiful San Francisco, one of my never ending love of cities.

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  4. A beautiful site to visit. Sometimes, I would drive my car there and just sit there and soak up the scenery.


  5. Ab says:

    Looked like a wonderful outing! It really is amazing what we can and what we have achieved as a society. I always marvel at things that have been built in the past and compare it to the things built now, in particular tall glass condos. It seems there is a move towards fast, cheap and rushed. Things that I wonder whether will last 150 years from now like these fort structures.

    I enjoyed seeing the living quarters of the past, what a much simpler life. We really do have it lucky today and wonder how many people take the time to appreciate it.

    And the Golden Gate Bridge never gets old. What a beautiful structure!


  6. ourcrossings says:

    I love how its beautifully arched casemates display the art of 3rd system brick masonry and interact gracefully with the Golden Gate Bridge. I would love to stop by to learn about the unique structure and its place in California history and the Civil War. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx


  7. Love the the look at two possible futures. Looks like a fun place to visit. Thanks for sharing.


  8. Dragthepen says:

    Beautiful thank you for sharing.


  9. With our inaction on making a choice on issues that truly count, we may well condemn future generations to that bad version who mention “filled with war, greed, Earth destruction and diseases….”


  10. Tamara Kulish from says:

    Looks like a fun trip! Love the photos!


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