The Hidden Histories of Fort Mason, Black Point, the North Shore
May 27th @ noon
This special San Francisco International Arts Festival walking tour–“The Hidden Histories of Fort Mason, Black Point, the North Shore”–led by Chris Carlsson of Shaping San Francisco begins in the shadow of the Fontana Towers at Van Ness and Bay and concludes at the historic Fort Mason gates. In between these two points, the group will traverse the grounds of Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture and Upper Fort Mason, learning about its military past, and uncover the history of the area: farms, soldiers, waterways, and the 1915 World’s Fair. Carlsson will regale the group with overlooked stories that still shape San Francisco today–a lost lagoon, a misaligned alley, a slain hero, and an apparent suicide highlight a stroll through the old World’s Fair grounds and today’s landfilled multi-million dollar neighborhoods.
Please note this walk takes approximately two hours.
This tour led by Chris Carlsson of Shaping San Francisco is hosted hosted by Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival, which runs from May 25 – June 4 exclusively at FMCAC. The Festival features more than 100 performances by over 60 different artists, ensembles and companies. Get discounts on tickets to see multiple shows at the Festival by buying a Festival pass. More details HERE.