Headlands Center for the Arts

Hours & Directions

Directions to Headlands

Headlands Center for the Arts is located in Fort Barry in the Marin Headlands. We are part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service. Please find directions below to reach Headlands Center for the Arts by car, bicycle, bus or ferry. Note that occasionally the Baker-Barry Tunnel is closed to vehicles, and visitors to the park may be required to take the scenic coastal route via Conzelman Road to access Headlands Center for the Arts.

Our street address is: 944 Simmonds Road, Sausalito, CA  94965

Driving from North of the Golden Gate Bridge

Baker-Barry Tunnel Route:

  • Take Highway 101 South to the last Sausalito exit right before the Golden Gate Bridge (you will see a brown sign on your right that says “GOLDEN GATE NATL REC AREA NEXT EXIT”).
  • At the exit stop sign, turn right, and go under the freeway.
  • Take the first left at the sign pointing to the Marin Headlands (the only possible turn before you head into Sausalito) and go through the one-way tunnel with a five-minute light.
  • Follow Bunker Road for 2 miles. You will pass the Presidio Riding Club Horse Stables on your left.
  • Turn left onto Field Road.
  • Take the first left onto Bodsworth Road (across from the Marin Headlands Visitor Center) and another left onto Simmonds Road.
  • Headlands Center for the Arts, Building 944 is the second building on the left.

Scenic Coastal Route:

  • Head South on US-101 S.
  • Take exit 442 toward Sausalito, the last Sausalito exit right before the Golden Gate Bridge (you will see a brown sign on your right that says “GOLDEN GATE NATL REC AREA NEXT EXIT”).
  • At the stop sign turn left onto Alexander Avenue.
  • Immediately turn right on Conzelman Road (right before Alexander Avenue leads back onto US-101 S)
  • Follow Conzelman Road for about 1 mile.
  • At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit (to the right) onto McCullough Road.
  • Follow McCullough Road down the hill for 1 mile.
  • Turn left onto Bunker Road at the bottom of the hill.
  • Follow Bunker Road for 1 mile. You will pass the Presidio Riding club Horse Stables on your left.
  • Turn left onto Field Road (if you cross the lagoon you’ve gone too far).
  • Take the first left onto Bodsworth Road (across from the Marin Headlands Visitor Center) and another left onto Simmonds Road.
  • Headlands Center for the Arts, Building 944 is the second building on the left.

Driving from South of the Golden Gate Bridge:

Baker-Barry Tunnel Route:

  • Take Highway 101 North to the Alexander Avenue exit, just after the Golden Gate Bridge and the Vista Point.
  • Bear right, toward Sausalito, then take an immediate left and go through the one-way tunnel with a five-minute red light.
  • Follow Bunker Road for 2 miles. You will pass the Presidio Riding Club Horse Stables on your left.
  • Turn left onto Field Road.
  • Take the first left onto Bodsworth Road (across from the Marin Headlands Visitor Center) and another left onto Simmonds Road.
  • Headlands Center for the Arts, Building 944 is the second building on the left.

Scenic Coastal Route

  • Take Highway 101 North to the Alexander Avenue exit, just after the Golden Gate Bridge and the Vista Point.
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for US-101 S/San Francisco
  • Turn left at the stop sign at the bottom of the exit ramp, and go under the freeway.
  • Turn right ton Conzelman Road to go up the hill (right before Alexander Ave leads onto US-101 S)
  • At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto McCullough Road.
  • Follow McCullough Road down the hill for 1 mile.
  • Turn left onto Bunker Road at the bottom of the hill.
  • Follow Bunker Road for 1 mile. You will pass the Presidio Riding Club Horse Stables on your left.
  • Turn left onto Field Road (if you cross the lagoon you’ve gone too far).
  • Take the first left onto Bodsworth Road (across from the Marin Headlands Visitor Center) and another left onto Simmonds Road.
  • Headlands Center for the Arts, Building 944 is the second building on the left.

By Bicycle

A bike ride into the Marin Headlands is one of the best and most beautiful ways to reach us! If you’re coming from San Francisco and are not up for the full ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, you can also take your bike on the Sausalito Ferry or on the bus using Golden Gate Transit . Visit The Marin County or San Francisco County Bike Coalition websites to learn more.

By Public Transportation

By Bus:

On Saturdays & Sundays it’s possible to visit Headlands by taking the MUNI 76  bus that runs between San Francisco and the Marin Headlands.

By Ferry:

Golden Gate Transit offers ferry service between Sausalito and San Francisco. The ferry docks in downtown Sausalito, about five miles from Headlands Center for the Arts. There is no public transportation between Headlands and the ferry terminal, but there is a nearby taxi stand. We recommend scheduling your trip with a taxi service in advance, as wait times can be long, and there is no cell service on Headlands’ campus.