Alcatraz Island and its collection

Alcatraz Island

The well-known Alcatraz used to function as a prison with famous prisoners such as Al Capone. Nowadays, this place is a great museum of its history. You are invited to see its cellhouse, dining room, library, lighthouse and much more. Though you can easily explore the island on your own, there is a number of free tours and programs available. If you prefer a more guided visit, opt for the night tour which includes more commentary. You can get to the island by commercial ferries - tickets are sold by date and time. The time you can spend on the island is limited only by the last departing ferry. It is strongly recommended to buy tickets in advance as they frequently sell out. Also note that the island is home to thousands of seabirds – do not feed or disturb them.

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Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz Landing
CA 94133 San Francisco

Visitor information Alcatraz Island

Opening hours

9:00 – 18:30
9:00 – 21:30
9:00 – 21:30
9:00 – 21:30
9:00 – 21:30
9:00 – 21:30
9:00 – 18:30


Ticket prices vary. Check website for details.


Wheelchair accessible

Location & Map

Alcatraz Landing, San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island Reviews

Alcatraz Island has 2 ratings.

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    Kaz • 27 Jun 2022

    Een bijzondere ervaring. De audiotour is een must en van erg hoge kwaliteit! Terwijl je door het complex loopt hoor je de verhalen over wat zich er afspeelde, waardoor het echt gaat leven. Bij een bezoek aan San Francisco mag dit uitstapje wat mij betreft niet ontbreken.

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    Visited on 24 Sep 2019

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