About Us


The Golden Gate NRA holds one of the largest collections in the National Park Service with a total of nearly 6.2 million items in four disciplines: Archives, Archaeology, History, and Natural History. Materials document the San Francisco Bay Area's extensive history on both sides of the Golden Gate Strait from the early prehistory of native tribes, through the military presence of three different nations, to the events and decisions that shaped the culture of San Francisco and its surrounding areas.

Although the Golden Gate NRA does not have a formal museum to visit, some of the park's locations have historical items on display. Site-specific exhibits can be found at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center, Alcatraz Island, the SF-88 Nike Missile Site at Fort Barry, Fort Point National Historic Site, and the Lands End Visitor Center.


Explore the park: www.nps.gov/goga

Discover Collections: go.nps.gov/gogacollections

Search Archives: go.nps.gov/gogaarchives

Examine Photos: go.nps.gov/gogaphotos

Peruse Exhibits: go.nps.gov/gogaexhibits


Contact Us

Amanda Williford, Curator & Reference Archivist