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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.
Visiting the Nike Missile Site
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12:30 – 3:30 PM
Please note that the Nike Missile Site is closed during inclement weather.
Tours are available at 12:45 and 2:15 PM. On the first Saturday of each month, we host our Nike Veterans Open House who provide a first-hand account of their experience at Nike Missile Sites across the United States. To confirm hours or for additional information, please contact the Marin Headlands Visitor Center at (415) 331-1540.