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Fort Point Candlelight Tours

RSVPs open up December 1st for rare winter candlelight tours
By - posted 11/30/2016 No Comment

Explore the historic Civil War-era Fort Point by candlelight and stars on this evening tour with a park ranger as your guide.

Candlelight tours are available Saturday evenings (6:30 pm) during the months of November to February.

Along the way, you’ll be transported to the momentous era of the 1800s, experiencing first-hand the tales and valiant stories that once graced the halls of an unwavering guardian, watching diligently over the treasured Golden Gate. This program may not be suited for children under the age of 10.

Fort Point Candlelight Tours
Saturday Evenings, November to February
Fort Point, San Francisco
FREE but Advanced Reservation Required

How to Enter the Reservation Lottery

The November and December Candlelight Tour Lottery is already closed, but the lottery for January and February is opening in December.

January/February Fort Point Candlelight Tour Lottery Entry Period:
– Opens: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 10 am
– Closes: Saturday, December 3. 2016, 5 pm

People interested in the lottery for the Fort Point Candlelight Tours can enter multiple ways during the entry period:

1. Visit the fort and talk to a ranger., 999 Marine Drive, San Francisco, CA 94129
2. Call the Fort Point Special Programs Line, 415-504-2334
3. Go to our online entry form through the NPS website.

The NPS will be contacting winning entries once the lottery is closed. Winners will be randomly chosen to ensure the best accuracy and odds for many people as possible to attend. If you don’t hear back from the NPS then you didn’t win a spot.

About Fort Point: From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point protected San Francisco harbor from Confederate & foreign attack during & after the U.S. Civil War. Its beautifully arched casemates display the art of the master brick mason from the Civil War period.

Directions: Fort Point is located at the south anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge at the end of Marine Drive on the Presidio of San Francisco. By public transit, San Francisco Muni 28 and 29 bus routes stop at bridge toll plaza. Follow trail signs northeast of plaza area to Fort Point at base of bluffs.