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Alcatraz Island

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Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Am I the only one that thinks these prisoners of Acatraz had it too good? After your visit You will. This place is beautiful and I hear they had the best food of any other prison out there. I loved this tour so much I...More

Thank Laila R
Reviewed 2 days ago

While I knew it would be a big chunk of the day, I didn't know how totally captivated I'd be as I listened to the audio tour and wandered through the prison. Live tours complemented the audio guide, and there was even a former prisoner...More

Thank Roxane-Michael
Reviewed 2 days ago

A visit to Alcatraz island is definitely worth the time and money. It has a very interesting history which is well told by the rangers and in the self-guided audio tour. It is not just a prison - it was originally built as a fort...More

Thank Birdie56
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really good experience exceeded my expectations. The cell house tour was the highlight was really informative and interesting. The island offers cracking views of San Francisco and for the money is well worth it.

Thank agt96
Reviewed 2 days ago

Book your tickets in advance! They sell out quickly. Try and catch some of the talks given by the park rangers. We saw one on escapes and it was great.

Thank Jennmello
Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved my time at Alcatraz. It's something I've wanted to do for years, but as visitors we were never able to get tickets. Don't make the mistake of thinking you can get tickets if you don't plan way ahead. You might get lucky but...More

Thank tiare988
Reviewed 3 days ago

Highlight of my trip! A history buffs dream! The tour was amazing! Lots of information given. The tour allowed you to tour the prison and island at your own speed.

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ferry us really quick and island easy to navigate . Cell block audio tour necessary to really get a feel for the place and what life was like . Views from top back to SF are amazing

Thank plenge
Reviewed 4 days ago

Probably one of the most popular tourist attractions on the West Coast. Well worth the time and money. If you've ever seen escape from alcatraz or the rock, you absolutely must visit Alcatraz. I could have spent the whole day here. The guides on the...More

Thank DanMcKay
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an absolute must visit location. I was intrigued by it due to its various references in pop culture and also the historical aspect. The audio tour is sensational and it's quite harrowing to walk around and explore. Definitely a must visit!

Thank Paul H
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28 November 2017|
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Response from dramajoan | Reviewed this property |
By the ferry area yes .
25 November 2017|
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Response from justessjacobson | Reviewed this property |
I would do 530 because you can get ANY ferry back, so you can stay until the last ferry. That will give you an extra hour to walk around and really enjoy it.
6 November 2017|
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Response from Giandra D | Reviewed this property |
There are segway toursof alcatraz They might have some tickets, since the tour is not well known Search for segway :-)
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