MARIN COUNTY (CBS 5) – They are reminders of a time when war raged on the other side of the Pacific and the United States needed to beef up its defenses. In this Good Question: What’s inside those big concrete coastal batteries that line the Marin Headlands?

ANSWER: According to John Martini with the National Park Service, the system of concrete coastal batteries contained hundreds of 16-inch caliber artillery rounds and a large gun that could hit targets more than 25 miles out to sea.

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Comments (3)
  1. Marveen says:

    Remember touring these batteries 30 years ago with my young son Greg. Our Army officer friend took us on a tour that was at once interesting and sobering. Kudos to the people who have restored this important historical site.

  2. rich says:

    how do you get a tour

    1. Farfetcher says:

      General information:

      Park Newspaper (published seasonally) including a calendar of tours and events:

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