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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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The One Day in San Francisco Tour with Alcatraz

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Always wanted to go - and not disappointed Nice boat trip from wharf Spent good couple of hours on the island - could have spent more Very atmospheric - great piece of history... read more

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Always wanted to go - and not disappointed Nice boat trip from wharf Spent good couple of hours on the island - could have spent more Very atmospheric - great piece of history- almost feel like you've gone back in time Must visit for those in SF

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Vantaa, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Got on one of the earliest ferries, which i recommend. Even though there were lots of people, didn't feel too crowded. Audio guide was good with lots of facts. In my opinion better than a person as a guide.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is so much to take in here, it is worth having the audio tour and taking your time to absorb the atmosphere and the history.

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can't come to San Francisco without visiting Alcatraz. In the middle of the Bay, you get amazing views of the city and surroundings, and the island itself is full of history and incredible stories. Get an audio guide and learn all about the place as you walk around the cell blocks and the grounds. I've lived in SF for... More 

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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tickets were sold out for weeks. If you plan on going, make sure you buy them in advance..Fortunately I found someone selling 2 tickets. It was the best audio tour. Very informative..I truly enjoyed it along with the short ferry ride. I highly recommend it..

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Book in advance if you want to get on the island. Great ride over with amazing view of the city. Audio tour is very informative.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was my second visit to Alcatraz. The first trip was better but only because there was less restoration work being carried out. But still a trip worth doing. The tour is done by audio and it's a great scene setter, immerses you right in to the prison and gives a great insight through sounds, descriptions and stories of what... More 

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Aliso Viejo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip out to Alcatraz. The audio tour is definitely worth taking. All the Rangers were very helpful and kind Our son really enjoyed it all.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour was better than I expected. The boat ride in was smooth and very well organized. The audio tour is highly recommended. You really get a feel of what it was like back then. Don't miss it! And we took one of the best photos of San Francisco on the way back in to port!

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed the ferry ride over and back. The audio tour was very informative. Unfortunately the weather was cloudy and cold but walking the grounds was still fun. The gardens were lovely. The staff was very informative and friendly. There is a lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes.

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