CIVIL WAR DAYS AT FORT POINT IN THE PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO

JOIN US FOR CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY DAY AT THE FORT POINT NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE UNDER THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

Come experience history first hand! Demonstrations include musicians, infantry and artillery drill, medicine in the 1800s, and the daily life of soldiers and civilians of the era.  

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

Date: Saturday, August 16

Time:  10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Meeting Time:  10:00 am at the entrance to the Fort.  I have scheduled the meeting time early because there is limited parking in the area close to Fort Point.

Parking:  There is some parking next to the fort and additional parking is available at the Crissy Field lot near the Warming Hut and on the hill overlooking the Fort.

Cost:  This is a Free event.

RSVP:  In order for us to know how many people are planning to attend, we ask that you enter a Yes RSVP, however, if your plans change and you are not able to attend please change your RSVP to No.

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  • Harry S.

    A huge thank you to Edward for pulling us together for this fine event ... I truly had the time of my life. It was also wonderful to meet with a few of the other wonderful folks, though one never has enough time to connect and get to know each other better ... hopefully we will be able to meet again at other events. Since I could not pick a few favorites to post here, here is a link to the entire album (http://harryslenz.zenfolio.com/civil-war-days-sfo/slideshow) .... I do hope these pictures tell a story and transport the viewer/s to the actual event .... Warm Regards, Harry (Instagram - harryslenz)

    1 · August 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Ed. In case anyone is interested, there is a Cosplay event at J-Town Sunday.

    http://sfjapantown.org/sfj_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/JapanCenter_Anime2014_1312px_final.png

    1 · August 17

  • Emil P

    Thanks Ed! It was a great event, and I enjoyed meeting and talking to the participants. It'll take a while to get my "official" photos processed, but meanwhile anyone who is curious can see the Instagrams I posted: http://instagram.com/strangegoat

    1 · August 17

  • Darcy B.

    Thanks so much Ed! I'll be posting tomorrow!

    1 · August 16

  • Steve D

    Thanks again for organizing this, Ed!

    August 16

  • Edward W.

    Glad to see so many of you at the Meetup today. Hope everyone enjoyed the day and took some great shots.

    2 · August 16

  • Warren M.

    Even better than I expected. I often visit Ft. Point but hadn't seen a Civil War Day. I won't miss it ever again. Enjoyed meeting all you dedicated photographers.

    August 16

  • Heather

    Great meetup! Thanks for all the helpful tips everyone! I appreciate it and I hope catch you at another event soon!

    August 16

  • Paige

    Trying to get there but running late on the bus, hope that's OK.

    August 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you wish for your photos to be considered by the Park Service, the contact is

    andrew_felton AT nps DOT gov

    August 13

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mike Musante and Jordan Koplowicz write a newsletter for the Civil War Group. If you wish your photos to be considered for their newsletter, please drop them a note with a weblink of the photos.
    jordan AT koplowicz DOT com
    mikemusante AT hotmail DOT com

    August 13

    • Edward W.

      Thanks Alex - I hope some of the photographers will do that.

      August 13

  • Harry S.

    Absolutely looking forward to the event and meeting some wonderful folks. Many thanks Edward for organizing.

    August 12

  • Heather

    Hi everyone,

    This is my first event. Looking forward to meeting members and getting some helpful tips! :)

    August 12

    • Edward W.

      Welcome Heather - this is a fun event to shoot.

      1 · August 12

  • Warren M.

    Done much shooting at Fort Point. Always something different. Haven't been to Civil War Days before. Go early, parking gets tight, but not that far to walk from Crissy Field. Thanks Ed.

    August 11

    • Edward W.

      I agree - that is why I have scheduled the start for 10 am and I am planning to arrive earlier - around 9:30 am to get a parking spot.

      August 11

  • Ray

    I'll be joining my friend Chris Watts.

    August 11

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you buy a civil war uniform and contact the group ahead of time, you can sleep overnight in Fort Point. No beds but inside out of the fog and wind.

    1 · August 5

  • Oliver

    I might go there with the kids, so I won't RSVP here but maybe I'll run into you!

    August 5

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