SAN FRANCISCO—Fort Point National Historic Site will reopen to the public on August 29, after its closure from March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will open outdoor sites including the parade ground, casemates on the 2nd and 3rd tier, and the barbette tier, according to the National Park Service (NPS).
Fort Point National Historic Site will reopen on each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., while interior portions of buildings on the historic fort will remain closed, and interpretive ranger-led tours will not be offered yet.
The staff members will focus on introducing guests to new safety measures at the site, including a one-way direction of travel. In order to cut contact among guests as much as possible, visitors are expected to follow instructions from the staff.
Laura E. Joss, General Superintendent of Golden Gate National Recreation Area commented “The health and safety of our visitors and employees are our highest priority” in the news release by the NPS. “We are pleased to provide a great outdoor experience at Fort Point for inspiration and mental health during these challenging times.”
The NPS advises visitors to plan their visit beforehand by checking the park’s website and social media, and also CDC’s guidance for people visiting parks and recreation facilities. Visitors can see updated information about park operations on their website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.