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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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A must see

This is one of those things you just have to do. It's a half day trip at most, amazing history, great educational experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of those things you just have to do. It's a half day trip at most, amazing history, great educational experience.

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Thank Allen A
Dickinson, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This wa san interesting tour but you must listen to the recordings to get the story behind the place. I even got to sit in the tiny cells where famous criminals used to live. The back stories of attempted escapers from this island prison were great.

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Thank Doug H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was great tour and well organized. Sells out a couple of days in advance on weekends so book early. I just wish they knew if the escapees made it or not.

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Thank Simon R
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting experience. Don't forget to book your ticket online. Go straight to the guided tour at the top of the rock.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dont miss Alcatraz if your into scary things go at night you might see a ghost or 2. Very nice outing

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Grass Valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of the best tours i have ever had. The tour was led by recordings with headphones. However, there were rangers that were able to give valuable information that enriched our tour. The fact that the tour kept my granddaughters engaged was impressive. They asked lots of questions after the tour as well as replied they thought it... More 

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Foothill Ranch, Ca
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Alcatraz is a must see if you are touring The SAN Francisco area! The tour out to the island is fun but dress warmly as it can get a bit windy. The tour is interesting and definitely recommend the self guided auto tour. Well worth the money. Fun to walk around the island and the history of some of the... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Last time I was in San Francisco I missed out on seeing Alcatraz as it was completely booked for the whole time we were there. This time I booked the tickets prior to leaving Australia. It was a wonderful experience. The boat trip over was comfortable and we sat inside because of the cold. Still got great views. Once there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you're a history buff or just like the idea of seeing inside of one of the most notorious prisons in America...you don't want to miss this! The tour starts with a guide but you branch out with the help of headsets. The story you hear in the headset is told by actual prison guards and released prisoners. At the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must when travelling to San Francisco. It's not really a group tour so that was nice. You go there and get like a radio-ish thing and you do the tour yourself or with whoever you are with. It's kinda cool and creepy that the bars from the cell doors are original so you can see the rust... More 

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