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Obscura Society SF: Fort Scott Bunker Walk at the Presidio

Join historian John Martini for a look inside one of the Presidio's historic bunkers

A walk through the empty bunkers that flank the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza. Starting at Battery East Parking Lot, this walk around Fort Winifred Scott has everything: spectacular views of the bay, bridge, and ocean; a walk through an 1870s brick tunnel; a path that leads beneath the girders and car deck of the Golden Gate Bridge; a new trail atop the bluffs of Baker Beach; and a visit inside a 120-year old bunker constructed before the Spanish-American War.

Our guide is retired National Parks Ranger, historian, historical preservationist, author and lecturer John A. Martini. Mr. Martini is a 4th generation San Franciscan and has worked across the American West but his professional focus is primarily on this incredible city we call home.


  • Sunday, May 18th, 10 AM - Noon.
  • Meet at Battery East Parking Lot on Lincoln Blvd in the Presidio
  • This is an outdoor walking adventure - wear layers suitable for the coast's changeable weather and comfortable shoes for walking. We suggest bringing a snack and water.

Space is limited. Advance tickets requested - walk up tickets may not be available.