SITE OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY


On October 31,1769, Captain Gaspar de Portolá was camped by the creek at the south of this valley when scouting parties brought news of a body of water to the east. On November 4, the expedition advanced. Turning inland, the party climbed to the summit of Sweeney Ridge and beheld the Bay of San Francisco for the first time. 

Designation:
• Gaspar de Portola Expedition
• National Historic Site (68000022)
• State Historical Site (394)
Visited: 09/03/2017
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