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Alcatraz — "The Rock"

One of San Francisco's
Most Popular Tourist Attractions

Once an infamous Federal Penitentiary, "The Rock" was home to Al "Scarface" Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly and Robert "The Birdman" Stroud. Today, Alcatraz is one of San Francisco's most popular tourist attractions.

Located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz draws over a million visitors a year. The National Historic Landmark is a must-see destination when visiting San Francisco.

Alcatraz features three levels of tiny cells, where 300 of the nation's worst convicts were imprisoned during 1934 to 1963. The Cell House Tours are popular with kids and adults alike.

Self-Guided Cell House Audio Tours
The self-guided Cell House Audio Tour gives visitors an up-close look at the prison cells, including those in solitary confinement, in addition to the main dining room and other areas of Alcatraz.

Hear actual voices of the guards and inmates who lived on the island as they recall what life "inside" was like years ago.

Audio Tours in Six Languages
Audio tours are available in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Daily Ranger-led programs highlight the island's American Indian lore, military history and other subjects.

Alcatraz Hours
Alcatraz Island closes at 6:30pm in the Summer, 4:30pm in the Fall, Winter and Spring.

Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day... or due to extreme weather.

Alcatraz — Park Programs
Park programs include: Guided Tours, Evening Programs, Alcatraz Kids' Tours, Special Exhibits and fun Upcoming Events.
More Info on Park Programs

Private Events & Tours
Alcatraz Island is also available on a limited basis for private evening events and tours.
More Info on Private Events,
Tours and Film Permits




Early Access to Alcatraz
and Cable Car Sightseeing Tour

Beat the crowds and take an early-bird ferry to Alcatraz. After your visit, enjoy an exclusive Cable Car Sightseeing Tour of San Francisco.

Book Early Access t Alcatraz
and Cable Car Sightseeing Tour of San Francisco

More Alcatraz Tours & Tickets

Alcatraz is located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, SF, CA

Alcatraz Tours - San Francisco, CA

Alcatraz Tours
During the summer months and around holiday weekends, Alcatraz sells out as early as a week in advance, so we recommend you make reservations early.

Early Bird Tours depart at 9:10am with a tour following at 9:30am. Starting at 10am, tours depart every half hour.

Night Tours (voted the "Best Tour of the Bay Area") depart at 6:10 and 6:45pm.

Buy tickets at the Hornblower Alcatraz Landing ticket office at Pier 33 on the Embarcadero — or online at their web site below:

Alcatraz Cruises

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Alcatraz Cruises

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Alcatraz &
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