Nike Missile Site SF-88

Field Rd, San Francisco, California 94501-8602 USA

Free to Visit
Closed Now
Opens Thu 12:30p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Public

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“An educational Cold War museum!”

During the tense years from 1953 to 1979, the United States Army built and operated a total of 280 Nike missile firing batteries in the United States. These missile sites were emplaced as the last line of defense against Soviet bombers. Today, a dedicated group of volunteers works in partnership with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on the continuous task of restoration at site SF-88, which has been turned into a museum. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It's a great chance for you to see the tools of the Cold War up close.

You can visit SF-88 during the week, Wednesday through Friday, 12:30 to 3:30. A guided walk begins from the Testing and Assembly Building every hour, with the last tour leaving at 3 p.m. On the guided walk you will be able to see the tools of the Cold War up close, and it includes an amazing trip down the missile elevator into the underground storage area.

On the first Saturday of every month we hold an open house, where docents-some of them Nike veterans-tell stories about real life experience at Nike missile sites.

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Reviewed by
James Fisher

  • Road Warrior
  • 534 Reviews
  • 470 Helpful
June 23, 2014
Rated 4.0

Damn, missed out on this because it's closed on a Sunday. Will be back to check it out very soon though, have heard it's awesome!

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Nike Missile Site SF-88

Field Rd
San Francisco, California
94501-8602 USA


Closed Now
  • Thu - Sat: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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