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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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We loved the tour. Very informative and the audio tour was included with the ticket. Fun to hear all the information and easy to follow. They need more trams. The hills are a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Helene V
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Simi Valley
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Simi Valley
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We loved the tour. Very informative and the audio tour was included with the ticket. Fun to hear all the information and easy to follow. They need more trams. The hills are a killer unless your in shape. Buy tickets online in advance.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fascinating visit. Great guided tour. Ferry ride back and forth is enjoyable and I've never found the visit to be overcrowded at the times I've gone.

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Thank David P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a fantastic experience I first did this over 20 years ago and this is now totally different although they no longer put you in a solitary cell with no lights no windows (thank goodness) It's been cleared up and tidied up without loosing authenticity The dining room with the menu is an eye opener Also you are given a... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My 6th grade class read "Al Capone Does My Shirts" and then traveled here for a field trip. What an amazing experience! The audio tour makes the trip special, the access to the prison is extensive.

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Notting Hill, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited in August with my family and we went at 8am when it was still misty. It was incredible and I learnt so much. I like how everyone gets an individual tour via the headsets as your allowed to really listen to what's being said without being distracted. I'd definitely recommend!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked this 3 months prior to visiting San Francisco. Which was timed perfectly as tickets were already selling out! So do book in advance. You will find it virtually impossible to buy tickets on the day. Or sooner than 2-3 months prior to your trip. Online booking is very easy. Even from outside the USA. We're in the UK.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After the initial wait on the pier we finally got on board and were taken to the island with snacks and beverages available for purchase on ferry. You arrive and realize you have to walk all the way up hill to the top and lazy people need be aware you will have to walk, but that is all san Francisco.... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were not sure that we would enjoy this tour, but it was very interesting and enlightening. We would definitely recommend visiting Alcatraz.

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Montreal, Quebec
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kinda creepy to visit the solitary confinement wing and to see the marks still in the concrete floor from the Marines suppressing a prison riot. Audio tour is a must do! Lots of history on Alcatraz!

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent trip. Audio guide had former guards & prisoners narrating and the sounds of cell doors closing.

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