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Fort Point National Historic Site
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Fort Point
Nearest city San Francisco, California, USA
Coordinates 37°48′38″N122°28′38″W / 37.81056°N 122.47722°W / 37.81056; -122.47722 Coordinates: 37°48′38″N122°28′38″W / 37.81056°N 122.47722°W / 37.81056; -122.47722
Area29 acres (12 ha)
Established16 October 1970
Visitors1,682,041(in 2005)
Governing body National Park Service
Website Fort Point National Historic Site
Fort Point
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Fort Winfield Scott
Near San Francisco, California in  United States
Type Harbor defense installation
Site information
Owner United States Army
Controlled by 6th Air Defense Artillery Regiment
Site history
Built1861 (1861)
FateDecommission 1970