California Historic Landmarks

Castillo de San Joaquin

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Site of the Castillo de San Joaquin (now occupied by Fort Point)
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Landmark Number: 82
Location: Fort Point, San Francisco, San Francisco County
Marker Plaque: one or more plaques placed by civic organizations or other groups


The Castillo de San Joaquin, a fortification, was completed here on December 8, 1794 by Jose Joaquin de Arrillaga, the sixth Governor of California. The original Spanish fortification was later replaced by the Presideo of San Francisco which is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.



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