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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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There's nothing like it!

I am not a huge history girl but you don't have to be to enjoy the history here. It was amazing. The story that was told really made it feel authentic. Get the headset and follow... read more

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am not a huge history girl but you don't have to be to enjoy the history here. It was amazing. The story that was told really made it feel authentic. Get the headset and follow the guide it's fantastic!!! My 17 year old daughter and 11 year old son loved it too!

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Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Alcatraz was bigger than I thought it was. Really cool. Lots of history. Plan 2-3 hours here if you want to see everything. We really enjoyed it. The cells are so small. Can't imagine living in one.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A not to be missed experience. Make sure that you book in advance, as it gets busy, resulting in no vacancy on the ferry to the island. Best to book with the official National Park booking as tickets sold by agents can cost a lot more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly, if you're in San Francisco you MUST go to Alcatraz. Allow 3 hours (you can do it in 2 hours at a pinch). Secondly, if you can, go on a tour with a park ranger. Our guide knew EVERYTHING! Seriously, she was so interesting from beginning to end and could answer every question thrown at her! The tour is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the night tour it was interesting to hear the history of the prison from people that lived there. Of course it was cold but if dress appropriately you should be fine. Wear comfort shoes because the hike up is strenuous especially if you are out of shape like me. The tour takes about 40 minutes and then you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cold evening- no sunset with the clouds - but the trip to Alcatraz was still worth it. Sit in the port side of the boat to be island side of the boat as it circles the island. Great audio tour and selection of other events after. The prison was creepy and cramped. Can't imagine what is was really like there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must do for everyone! Make sure you book online early tickets sell out fast. Audio prison tour was excellent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must do when in San Fransico. Book ahead lines can be long and do the audio tour. Awesome sights of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were told to book a tour at least one month in advance with a tour group that included the tickets in the tour package. We booked through Viator. The tour included Muir Woods and Sausalito. The Alcatraz tour (audio) was very interesting. Having William Baker there to sign his book was the best.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So very interesting. Was such a shame that the weather was so terrible as I would like to have seen more than just the prison block

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