California Presidio Map

Watch the map as the presidios appear in the order in which they were founded.

The first four protected the four Spanish military districts in Alta California; the fifth presidio was built after Mexico declared independence from Spain.

Click the icons on the map to identify the missions.


 

 

5 – Sonoma (1823)

 

 

3 – San Francisco (1776)

 

 

2 – Monterey (1770)

 

 

4 – Santa Barbara (1786)

 

 

1 – San Diego (1769)