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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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Time flies when you're having fun

Left on the 10:30 ferry, expecting to be back on the 12:30, but it was 2:00 when I came back. The audio tour is excellent. As to cost, cannot be sure what others paid, but my... read more

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Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Left on the 10:30 ferry, expecting to be back on the 12:30, but it was 2:00 when I came back. The audio tour is excellent. As to cost, cannot be sure what others paid, but my purchase at the Macy's was only $35. Just a note of caution, only one company brings you right on the island, while several only... More 

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Southold, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Alcatraz is a very historic island and it is an extremely fun and interesting place to visit and explore. It was a lighthouse, then a fort, and finally an infamous Federal prison. Later, the island was occupied by an Indian protest movement. It has also been featured in movies and is famous for the attempted escapes. Today, all the history... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a 4-5 hour walking tour that also includes the audio tour. It was so interesting to go behind the scenes and hear stories rarely told, our personal tour guides Ranger Wendy and Justin were so informative and very enthusiastic story tellers they made the trip even more enjoyable! This tour is well worth the money, plus it's a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I decided to tour Alcatraz Island. We took a ferry ride out to the island which was lovely and once we arrived we had an orientation and then onto the tour. We decided not to take the head set tour guides and would venture without them on our own....worked out to our advantage as one of the... More 

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a super touristy thing to do, but just do it. I have been here a bunch and its really interesting. The history here is crazy, the views are hard to beat and the boat ride is pretty sweet if you've never been out on the bay before.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my son here when he was five. A good history lesson while also being able to take a "boat ride" according to my son. It was a good time.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful trip to Alcatraz! Worth the wait! The audio guide is a must for everyone. The stories bring the place to life.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We hv booked one month in advance the first ferry to the island of Alcatraz. After landing, there is a briefing on the square by one of the rangers. We skipped this after a few minutes, and walked up to the entrance, checked in, took our headphones and guide device. (even in Dutch available ) … by doing this were... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must go place when you are SF. Make sure you buy your tickets ahead of time on the website, it could be sold out when you get there. If you have a chance do the night tour which I think it 10 times cooler than the day tour! Usually they open up the Hospital upstairs which I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lucked out the time we were here there was a lot of heavy rains, but the day we had tickets to Alcatraz it was a fairly decent day. The crossing is very short. Once you get off it's pretty quick and find the location of where you pick up your audio tour. It's a very interesting history of the jail.... More 

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