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Exterior of the Interfaith Center at the Presidio.

Interfaith Center

All are welcome at Presidio’s Interfaith Center, a sacred gathering place for all beliefs.


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Military & Historic Site

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Accessible Parking, Accessible Restrooms, Paid Parking, Muni Bus-accessible, Shuttle-accessible

The non-profit Interfaith Center at the Presidio celebrates the diverse faith traditions of the San Francisco Bay Area.

The organization is based out of the historic Presidio Chapel, built in 1932 when the Presidio was a U.S. Army Post. Today, the Interfaith Center hosts interfaith and veterans’ services, dialogues, concerts, meditation sessions, and author readings at the chapel. On select Sundays, they open the chapel for visitors to pray, meditate, explore, or participate in a guided tour. Visit their calendar to see the schedule.

Presidio Chapel is also available to rent for weddings, memorials, performances and other gatherings.

Getting to Interfaith Center at the Presidio Chapel

130 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA 94129

Map of the Presidio

By Public Transit

Muni Route: 43

Stop: Presidio Transit Center

By Presidio GO Shuttle

Route: Downtown

Stop: Presidio Transit Center


Paid parking is available in a lot off Fisher Loop, next to the Interfaith Center.

Why We Love the Interfaith Center

The vast majority of programming at the Interfaith Center is free, or donation only, giving everyone the chance to learn and grow with members of all faiths.

Accessibility at the Interfaith Center

Parking for those with mobility limitations is available in the lot next to the Presidio Chapel. There is a ramp entrance to the building.

Insider Tip

Presidio Chapel Sunday Concerts at the Interfaith Center are a special treat, featuring music of many cultures and styles – including vocal solo, choral, instrumental, and dance, both classical and contemporary. If you can’t make it to the park, many of these events are now live streamed. Most concerts are free with a donation appreciated. Check out their calendar to see what’s coming next.

Wedding at the Interfaith Center’s Presidio Chapel.

Honoring and Welcoming All Faiths

Victor Arnautoff mural at the Interfaith Center at the Presidio. Photo by Cynthia S. Zamboukos.

Based out of the historic Presidio Chapel, the Interfaith Center is an advocate of peacemaking among religious, globally and locally.

About the Historic Presidio Chapel

Presidio Chapel was built in 1932 by the Works Progress Administration for the U.S. Army. It originally hosted Protestant services for soldiers and their families, and later was used for interfaith worship. The building is in the Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style.

What to See at the Open House

The nave of the Presidio Chapel features high ceilings with original redwood beams, wrought-iron chandeliers, oak doors, and arched stained-glass windows by Willemina E.A.M. Ogterop, most of which were donated by veterans’ organizations. An enclosed porch features a fresco designed in 1935 by Victor Arnautoff, who was also the technical director for the Coit Tower murals. The fresco, entitled “The Peacetime Activities of the Army,” depicts the early history of the Presidio on the left, and contemporary activities of the Army on the right.

Elsewhere, you’ll find the McDonald Peace Windows, created with shards of stained glass collected from bombed-out European cathedrals, synagogues, and chapels during World War II. See it all when the Interfaith Center holds a Presidio Chapel Open House – check the calendar for what’s next.

San Francisco Concerts

Presidio Chapel Sunday Concerts at the Interfaith Center showcase a wide variety of cultures and musical styles. Most are free with a donation appreciated. Check the Interfaith Center calendar for details.

One of the Great San Francisco Wedding Venues

Presidio Chapel is available for rent for weddings, memorials, and other events. There is also a beautiful outdoor garden lined with flowers, grass, and mature trees. Learn how to rent Presidio Chapel for your special event.