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Battery Wallace #2

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Battery Wallace and San Francisco's War History Mill Valley California United States

Battery Wallace and San Francisco's War History

Go west from the Golden Gate Bridge and through the Marin Headlands to find a history lesson on San Francisco's war preparedness.

This location houses a series of WWII gun emplacements. They were built to protect the US from Axis battleships (which never arrived) and they were re-purposed during the cold war to deflect aircraft missiles (which also never arrived). You can hike through the tunnels and base stations.

Tips for visiting: You’ll need to get to Marin Headlands by car. You can make a day of it by also visiting nearby Stinson beach and Muir woods.