My story isn’t anything out of the ordinary but I suppose is part of the history of the base. I lived in the base housing on Pershing Drive as a child in 1959. My father was an officer stationed at Fort Mason at the time. I remember taking the city bus to school at Argonne Elementary in the city. There were plenty of other children in my section of housing. We would roller skate in the empty carports and build forts in the nearby woods under the canopy of cool pines. Our bedrooms overlooked the ocean and I still can remember the sound of the foghorns during most mornings before the fog would lift. Later when we moved to Daly City, my mother would bring my brother and I onto the base to do her grocery shopping at the commissary. At the time, children were not allowed in the store, so we would sit in the car for what seemed like hours, but probably less than an hour, waiting for her to do her shopping. At the time, it was just accepted that we lived on an Army base as I did most of my life, but now that I look back, it was quite an opportunity to have lived on such a beautiful, historic piece of property. I look forward to my stay at the Inn At the Presidio this fall.
Inn at The Presidio - the first-ever lodging in San Francisco’s Presidio National Park and San Francisco’s only new hotel since 2009 – is now in a soft opening phase and will officially open in April! The Presidio is one of the oldest military posts in the country and is now an…
The bridge anniversary will be celebrated with 75 Community Tributes programs featuring a variety of activities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The centerpiece of the celebrations will be the Golden Gate Festival on Sunday, May 27. For details and a listing of all events, visit the official event website.
The Presidio Trust and its partners are hosting two major events at the Presidio.
The Bridge on the Big Screen: Movies Starring the Golden Gate Bridge
The Presidio Trust and the Walt Disney Family Museum present a Golden Gate Bridge 75th anniversary commemorative film festival featuring seven films starring the Bay Area’s iconic superstar. The first three films are weekly outdoor screenings with an inflatable screen set up on the new Presidio Main Post green. The final four films are monthly indoor screenings in the Walt Disney Family Museum Theater. All screenings are free. The Wolfgang Puck Café at the Walt Disney Family Museum will be open during the screenings.
Main Post Lawn, across from 103 Montgomery Street, Presidio of San Francisco
Outdoor Movie Fun: bring a blanket, picnic, low lawn chair for music at 6 pm and the movie at dark.
May 26, 6 pm, It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
June 2, 6 pm, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
June 9, 6 pm, Superman: The Movie (1978)
Walt Disney Family Museum Theater, 104 Montgomery Street, Presidio of San Francisco
June 16, 6 pm, Vertigo (1958)
July 21, 6 pm, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1996)