Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Marin County

Main Parade Ground at Fort Barry Main Parade Ground at Fort Barry
14 July 2020

Point Bonita Light Station Point Bonita Light Station
27 November 2012

Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate Bridge Marin Headlands and the Golden Gate Bridge Viewed from Point Bonita
27 November 2012

China Camp State Historic Park China Camp State Park
16 January 2015

Rodeo Beach in the Marin County Headlands Rodeo Beach in the Headlands
29 November 2009

Marin County is one of the original twenty-seven California counties. It was created 18 February 1850.

For most of the 20th century, Marin County was a Republican stronghold in presidential elections, but since 1988, it has been one of the Democrats' major strongholds in California. Only San Francisco County and Alameda County voted more Democratic in the 2008 Presidential election (Wikipedia).

In August 2019, the financial technology company, SmartAsset, listed Marin County as the third richest county in the United States. The computation of "richness" included all sources of income: wages, investments and retirement accounts.

This wealth has allowed Marin County to protect large tracts of open space such as Muir Woods, Point Reyes, Angel Island, China Camp, Mount Tamalpais, Tomales Bay, Olompali, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and part of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. The Lagunitas Creek Watershed is home to the largest remaining wild run of coho salmon in Central California.

Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
1906 Earthquake Fence1 Bear Valley RoadOlema1906POIBear Valley1906 Earthquake Fence
Alexander-Acacia BridgeAlexander AvenueLarkspur1927National1984000903Alexander AvenueAlexander-Acacia Bridge
Alpine DamFairfax-Bolinas RoadMt. Tamalpais State ParkPOIFairfax-Bolinas RoadAlpine Dam
Angel IslandHospital CoveAngel Island1775California529Hospital CoveAngel Island
BolinasWharf RoadBolinasPOIWharf RoadBolinas
Boyd House1125 B StreetSan Rafael1879National19740005280 Street B 1125 Boyd House
Bradford House333 G StreetSan Rafael1863National19800008180 Street G 0333 Bradford House
Brock Schreiber Boathouse12830 Sir Francis Drake BoulevardInverness1913National1978000702Sir Francis Drake 12830 Brock Schreiber Boathouse
Calvary Presbyterian Church5 Brighton AvenueBolinasPOIBrighton 0005Calvary Presbyterian Church
Casa Madrona156 BulkleySausalito1886National1980004490Bulkley 0156 Casa Madrona
Cataract TrailheadFairfax-Bolinas RoadAlpine LakePOIFairfax-BolinasCataract Trailhead
Cheda RanchCheda Ranch RoadOlema ValleyPOIChedaCheda Ranch
China CampPoint San Pedro RoadChina Camp State Park1870California924Point San PedroChina Camp
China Camp Historic DistrictPoint San Pedro RoadChina Camp State Park1870National1979000493Point San PedroChina Camp Historic District
Christ Church70 Santa Rosa Avenue Sausalito1882POISanta Rosa 0070Christ Church
Coastal Trail AccessRidgecrest BoulevardMt Tamalpais State ParkPOIRidgecrest BoulevardCoastal Trail Access
Dipsea Trail Mill ValleyCascade WayMill Valley1890National2010000356CascadeDipsea Trail Mill Valley
Dipsea Trail Stinson BeachShoreline Highway at Willow Camp WayStinson Beach1890National2010000356ShorelineDipsea Trail Stinson Beach
Dixie Schoolhouse2255 Las Gallinas AvenueSan Rafael1864National1972000236Las Gallinas Avenue 2255 Dixie Schoolhouse
Dollar Estate1408 Mission AvenueSan Rafael1879National1972000237Mission Avenue 1408 Dollar Estate
Dollar House115 J StreetSan Rafael1891National19910009200 Street J 0115Dollar House
Dolliver House58 Madrone AvenueLarkspur1888National1978000703Madrone Avenue 0058 Dolliver House
Donahue Building1920 Paradise DriveTiburon1884National1995000997Paradise Drive 1920 Donahue Building
Drakes Bay Historic DistrictLimantour RoadPoint ReyesNational2012001006LimantourDrakes Bay Historic District
Fairfax HomePastori Avenue and Center BoulevardFairfax1850California679PastoriFairfax Home
First Sawmill (Marker)Blithedale Avenue at Tower Drive Mill Valley1830California207BlithesdaleFirst Sawmill (Marker)
First Sawmill (Site)Throckmorton and Old Mill StreetMill Valley1830California207ThrockmortonFirst Sawmill (Site)
Fort BakerMurray CircleMarin Headlands1850POIMurrayFort Baker
Fort BarrySimmonds RoadMarin Headlands1908POISimmondsFort Barry
Fort Cronkhite Mitchell RoadMarin Headlands1938POIMitchellFort Cronkhite
Forts Baker, Barry, and Cronkhite Marin County HeadlandsMarin Headlands1850National1973000255MarinForts Baker, Barry, and Cronkhite
Giacomini Ranch (Farmstead Cheese)14700 Shoreline HighwayOlema ValleyPOIShoreline 14700Giacomini Ranch (Farmstead Cheese)
Golden Gate BridgeShoreline HighwayGolden Gate1937California974Shoreline HighwayGolden Gate Bridge
Green Brae Brick Kiln125 East Sir Francis Drake BoulevardLarkspur1891California917Sir Francis Drake 0125 Green Brae Brick Kiln
Green Brae Brick Kiln125 East Sir Francis Drake BoulevardLarkspur1891National1978000704Sir Francis Drake 0125 Green Brae Brick Kiln
Griswold House639 Main StreetSausalito1893National1985002306Main Street 0639 Griswold House
Hagmaier Ranch (UC Berkeley Point Reyes Field Station)7001 Shoreline HighwayOlema ValleyPOIShoreline 07001Hagmaier Ranch (UC Berkeley Point Reyes Field Station)
Hamilton FieldHamilton Army Air FieldNovato1939National1998001347Hamilton Army Air FieldHamilton Field
Larkspur Downtown Historic District234-552 1/2 Magnolia AvenueLarkspur1900National1982000972Magnolia Avenue 0234Larkspur Downtown Historic District
Lighter Wharf at Bolinas SiteBolinas Lagoon North EndBolinas1850California221Bolinas Lagoon North EndLighter Wharf at Bolinas Site
Lime Point LighthouseGolden GateMarin Headlands1833POIMarin County HeadlandsLime Point Lighthouse
Lyford House376 Greenwood Beach RoadTiburon1876National2000001268Greenwood Beach Road 0376 Lyford House
Lyford's Stone Tower2034 Paradise DriveTiburon1889National1976000497Paradise Drive 2034 Lyford's Stone Tower
Marconi-RCA Transmitting Station451 Mesa RoadBolinasNational100002108MesaMarconi-RCA Transmitting Station
Marin City Public Housing101-429 Drake Avenue and 1-99 Cole DriveMarin CityNational100001604DrakeMarin City Public Housing
Marin County Civic CenterCivic Center DriveSan Rafael1962California999Civic Center DriveMarin County Civic Center
Marin County Civic CenterCivic Center DriveSan Rafael1962National1991002055Civic Center DriveMarin County Civic Center
Marinship Machine Shop25 Liberty Ship WaySausalitoNational2016000865Liberty ShipMarinship Machine Shop
Marshall Tavern20105 Shoreline HighwayMarshall1873POIShoreline 20105Marshall Tavern
McIsaac RanchSir Francis Drake Boulevard and Platform Bridge RoadOlema ValleyPOISir Francis DrakeMcIsaac Ranch
McNear House121 Knight DriveSan Rafael1906National1982002204Knight Drive 0121 McNear House
Mission San Rafael Arcangel (Marker)San Pedro Road Offramp of Southbound 101 at MerrydaleSan Rafael1817California220MerrydaleMission San Rafael Arcangel (Marker)
Mission San Rafael Arcangel (Site)5th Avenue and A StreetSan Rafael1817California2200 Avenue 5 and A StreetMission San Rafael Arcangel (Site)
Mt. Tamalpais Mountain TheaterRidgecrest BoulevardMount Tamalpais State ParkNational2014001234RidgecrestMt. Tamalpais Mountain Theater
Mt. Tamalpais State Park Visitor CenterEast Ridgecrest BoulevardMt. Tamalpais State ParkPOIRidgecrest EastMt. Tamalpais State Park Visitor Center
Muir Beach OverlookMuir Beach Overlook and Seascape DriveMuir BeachPOIMuir Beach OverlookMuir Beach Overlook
Muir Woods National MonumentMuir Woods RoadMill Valley1908National2007001396Muir Woods RoadMuir Woods National Monument
Nova AlbionDrakes Beach RoadPoint Reyes1579POIDrakes BeachNova Albion
Oldest House8901 Redwood HighwayOlompali State Historic Park1776California210Redwood Highway 8901 Oldest House
Olema Lime KilnsShoreline HighwayOlema Valley1812California222ShorelineOlema Lime Kilns
Olema Lime KilnsShoreline HighwayOlema Valley1812National1976000217ShorelineOlema Lime Kilns
Olema Lime Kilns PathShoreline HighwayOlema ValleyPOIShorelineOlema Lime Kilns Path
Olema Valley Dairy Ranches Historic DistrictShoreline HighwayOlema Valley1850National100002286ShorelineOlema Valley Dairy Ranches Historic District
Outdoor Art Club1 West Blithedale AvenueMill Valley1904California922Blithedale Avenue 1Outdoor Art Club
Outdoor Art Club1 West Blithedale AvenueMill Valley1904National1978000705Blithedale Avenue 1Outdoor Art Club
Pantol Road Scenic OverlookPantol RoadMt. Tamalpais State ParkPOIPantol RoadPantol Road Scenic Overlook
Pierce Ranch Historic DistrictPierce Point RoadPoint Reyes1856National1985003324Pierce PointPierce Ranch Historic District
Pioneer Paper MillTaylor Park Road at Cross Marin TrailSamuel Taylor State Park1856California552Taylor ParkPioneer Paper Mill
Point Bonita Historic DistrictPoint BonitaMarin Headlands1855National1991001099Point BonitaPoint Bonita Historic District
Point Reyes Dairy Ranches Historic DistrictSir Francis Drake Boulevard and Pierce Point RoadPoint ReyesNational100002147Sir Francis 21000Point Reyes Dairy Ranches Historic District
Point Reyes Lifeboat StationPoint ReyesPoint Reyes1927National1985002756Point ReyesPoint Reyes Lifeboat Station
Point Reyes Light StationPoint ReyesPoint Reyes1870National1991001100Point ReyesPoint Reyes Light Station
Point Reyes Naval Radio Compass Station23250 Sir Francis Drake BoulevardPoint ReyesNational100002619Sur Francis 23250Point Reyes Naval Radio Compass Station
Porcella House and Fashion Shop800 Grant AvenueNovato1893National1980000817Grant Avenue 0800Porcella House and Fashion Shop
Portus Novae AlbionusDrakes EsteroPoint Reyes1579California1061Drakes BeachPortus Novae Albionus
Randall RanchShoreline HighwayOlema Valley1857POIShoreline Highway 08000Randall Ranch
RCA Receiving Station17400 Sir Francis Drake BoulevardPoint Reyes1930National100002109Sir Francis 17400RCA Receiving Station
Rey House428 Golden Gate AvenueBelvedere1893National1982002203Golden Gate Avenue 0428 Rey House
Rogers RanchShoreline HighwayOlema ValleyPOIShoreline HighwayRogers Ranch
San Rafael Improvement Club1800 5th AvenueSan Rafael1915National19840009070 Avenue 5 1800 San Rafael Improvement Club
Sausalito HarborRichardson BaySausalitoPOIRichardson BaySausalito Harbor
Sausalito Presbyterian Church112 Buckley Avenue Sausalito1905POIBuckley 0112Sausalito Presbyterian Church
Sausalito Woman's Club120 Central AvenueSausalito1918National1993000272Central Avenue 0120 Sausalito Woman's Club
Sir Francis Drake Statue200 Sir Francis Drake BoulevardLarkspur1990POISir Francis 00200Sir Francis Drake Statue
Smiley's Schooner Saloon41 Wharf RoadBolinasPOIWharf 0041Smiley's Schooner Saloon
St. Hilary's Mission Church201 Esperanza Street Tiburon1888National100004935Esperanze 0201St. Hilary's Mission Church
St. Vincent's School for BoysSt. Vincent DriveSan Rafael1855California630St. VincentSt. Vincent's School for Boys
Station KPH Marconi18500 Shoreline HighwayMarshall1913National1988003223Shoreline Highway 18500 Station KPH Marconi
Station KPH Operating Station18500 Shoreline HighwayMarshall1913National1989000819Shoreline Highway 18500 Station KPH Operating Station
Steamship Tennessee RemainsAddress RestrictedMarin Headlands1853National1981000102Address RestrictedSteamship Tennessee Remains
Stewart Ranch8497 Shoreline HighwayOlema Valley1863POIShoreline Highway 08497Stewart Ranch
Stinson BeachMarine WayStinson Beach1866POIMarineStinson Beach
Teixeira RanchShoreline HighwayOlema ValleyPOIShoreline HighwayTeixeira Ranch
Tocaloma BridgeCross Marin Trail Over Lagunitas CreekTocaloma1927National100002959Cross MarinTocaloma Bridge
TomalesMaine Street South of First StreetTomales1850POIMaine 27150Tomales
Tomales Bay Shipwreck12788 Sir Francis Drake BoulevardInvernessPOISir Francis Drake 12788Tomales Bay Shipwreck
Tomales Presbyterian Church11 Church StreetTomales1868National1975000437Church Street 0011 Tomales Presbyterian Church
Tomales Town Hall27150 Maine StreetTomales1874POIMaine 27150Tomales Town Hall
Truttman RanchShoreline HighwayOlema ValleyPOIShoreline HighwayTruttman Ranch
United States Immigration StationAngel IslandAngel IslandNational1971000164Angel IslandUnited States Immigration Station
Veterans' BenchCoastal Fire RoadMt. Tamalpais State ParkPOICoastal Fire RoadVeterans' Bench
West Point Inn100 Old Railroad Grade Fire RoadMill ValleyNational2011009324Old Railroad GradeWest Point Inn
Whitehouse Pool12349 Sir Francis Drake BoulevardInvernessPOI Sir Francis DrakeWhitehouse Pool
Wilkins Ranch5350 Shoreline HighwayOlema ValleyPOIShoreline Highway 05350Wilkins Ranch
Zanardi Ranch726 Platform Bridge RoadOlema ValleyPOIPlatform Bridge 0726Zanardi Ranch
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