Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

  • Location: San Francisco, California

Golden Gate National Recreation Area is home to Alcatraz Island, the site of pre-Civil War fortifications, and the nation’s first military prison. It was also the site of the occupation that helped ignite the movement for American Indian self-determination.

More than 1.5 million visitors pass annually through the 1857 Alcatraz Guardhouse, a place that is also significant as the first permanent U.S. defensive facility in San Francisco Bay.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area participated in Partners in Preservation: National Parks.

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