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Alcatraz Island

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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Pier 33, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-981-7625
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Reviewed today

I live in San Francisco and just love Alcatraz. I don't go there all the time, but am always happy to take friends who visit. And it's a must to get the audio tour! make sure you book in advance as it can be sold...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ellen M
Reviewed today

Had a great time. Learned a lot about the history of the prison. Something needs to be done about the birds, they are taking over.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RonStroud
Reviewed today via mobile

Everyone that comes to San Francisco wants to see Alcatraz. They are usually disappointed Not many do the tour a second time. Better see from the Ferry boat to Sausilito or Tiburon.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jackie M
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Grew up hearing about Alcatraz, Al Capone, etc. It was interesting to visit this now well kept museum. Times have changed, but visiting the inside of Alcatraz, making use of the included audio tour, makes for an interesting history lesson. Several thing struck me, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JRfromDC
Reviewed today

To realize how close A-I is to SF, and to think of the men there seeing life go on without them...it still gives me chills. The audio tour is terrific. Find the time and go! (Our tour was part of a tour.)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LibLadyB
Reviewed today

I have been there two times in April and June. I love it there. In addition to so much history, the island is a beautiful place to see San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The history of Alcatraz is so interesting. Be sure to take...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank treal2018
Reviewed today

Quite an eerie but intriguing & fascinating experience, well worth the visit. Lots of info from guides but you can have a personalised visit and do your own tour with headphones. Thoroughly enjoyable. Loved the boat trip over to the Island.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gwendoline M
Reviewed today via mobile

Great hub to visit and see the sea lions Bustling with so many people and must do attraction Lots of decent restaurants to sample

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank steve r
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We arrived at Pier to pick up our tickets. The people booked for the 12.30pm tour lined up to enter the ferry. The boarding process took about 30 minutes. It is important to take the audio tour to learn all about Alcatraz history. We enjoyed...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank E H
Reviewed today

No spoilers, but the Behind the Scenes tour was fantastic! The story telling and extras were worth the extra time and expense.

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 12, 2018|
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Response from UncleMex75 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there is much, if any, parking at the Embarcadero. Would recommend taking taxi/Uber or public transportation.
November 12, 2018|
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Response from 747BarryB | Reviewed this property |
Good advice about booking your ticket. Here’s some more don’t take your car into San Fran. You can’t get parking spaces, and if you do, they cost a fortune.
November 4, 2018|
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Yes, go cancelation always happen.