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Address: Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone Number: 415 981 7625
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history...

Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history along with intriguing anecdotes about Al Capone and other legendary figures that made a "home" here.

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Alcatraz- worth the tour

The infamous prison in SAN Francisco bay is one of the most iconic sights of this amazing city. The tour is LOADED with all kinds of history and stories. The audio commentary in... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The infamous prison in SAN Francisco bay is one of the most iconic sights of this amazing city. The tour is LOADED with all kinds of history and stories. The audio commentary in the language of your choice with provided headphones offers oral history through guards, convicts and prison families who actually lived on the Rock. Make sure you do... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Short ferry across the bay and then you are at Alcatraz. Although it rained the whole time we were there, this merely contributed to the atmosphere. We loved the audio tour which gave a good background on the prisoner experience.

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Ventura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great tour. The boat ride was fun and CHILLY. Such a neat piece of our history where you get to learn some very little known facts.

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Hayden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed the Alcatraz self guided tour, however we wish we would have taken the behind the scenes tour. Loved the audio tour and can't wait to go back.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is clearly the must do when in the Bay Area , it's so popular that the numbers that go thru per day is over the top. It is very informative etc , but we were quite rushed through , didn't even get to have a stroll around the grounds. Tip would be get a morning slot , or you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you only have time to do one thing in San Francisco,I would recommend Alcatraz. Make sure to take the time to follow the audio tour.Some very interesting stories. The overall experience was very good and well organized.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting San Francisco for work and took a morning to visit Alcatraz. The ferry ride out was terrific. Though lots of people, everything moved well. When you get to the Island there is a mandatory briefing and recommended video. Recommend heading straight for the cellhouse audio tour, skipping the video. The audio tour is fantastically done. The video plays frequently... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fantastic experience, booked our visit back in the UK through Alcatraz cruises and I could not fault it. A little apprehensive booking because you don't know it it will follow through but this definitely did, well worth the viewing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Alcatraz has interesting history. Headphone tour there was well organised and interesting. You have to reserve time for 3-4 hours for whole visit.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well organised tour headsets are a great way to go at your own pace even my 7yr old enjoyed it. Only down side was I had visited 20yrs ago and some of the buildings have not stood the test of time but still a great piece of history for the old and young!

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