Historical Stories in the Marin Headlands

A ranger looks at a magnifying class with two children.
Ranger Vicki Card with children looking at a compass, Marin Headlands, 1980.
 

Use this page to find historical stories in the Marin Headlands.

The Marin Headlands' history spans over thousands of years -- beginning with the Huimen Coast Miwok peoples, evolving to encompass over a century of coastal defense, and culminating now to tell its story as a national park. Commonly told historical stories in the Marin Headlands include:

  • Coast Miwok Peoples

  • Portuguese Dairy Farmers

  • Lighthouse Keeping History

  • Coastal Defense (From the Endicott Period, through WW2, and the Cold War).

  • Marincello, and the creation of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

What historical stories do you know of in the Marin Headlands that may not be as well known? Remember, the stories of the Marin Headlands continue to be told today, and you are a part of it!

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Historical Places

  • Fort Baker

    A 1905 Endicott-period army post that provided seacoast fortifications inside the Golden Gate straits.

  • Fort Barry

    A 1908 Endicott-period army post that provided seacoast fortifications outside the Golden Gate straits.

  • Fort Cronkhite

    A World War II army cantonment that serviced Battery Townsley, one of the army's two giant 16" guns

 

Marin Headlands Historical Articles

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    Last updated: March 23, 2021

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