Nike Missile Site

The Country's Only Fully
Restored Nike Missile Site

Nike Missile Site is a historical place in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA.

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Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site

During the tense years of the Cold War, from 1953 to 1979, the United States Army built and operated close to 300 Nike missile sites in the United States. These sites were designed 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-88L, the only fully restored Nike missile site in the country. This museum is an enduring reminder of the Cold War and allows visitors to reflect upon the realities of the Cold War and their influence on today’s society. Source: NPS

Visiting the Site

Hours: Saturdays 12:30 - 3:30 PM

Tours: 12:45 and 1:45 PM

Nike Veterans Open House: 1st Saturday of every month. Learn more about these sites and the historical context from veterans who served at Nike Missile sites. Contact the Marin Headlands Visitor Center at (415) 331-1540 to confirm schedule. 

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