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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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A real must in SF !

Fir me the best audioguide I've experienced. The live sound of the kitchen like it was crowded while the visit, the testimony of real former prisoners, the cell of Al Capone, the... read more

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fir me the best audioguide I've experienced. The live sound of the kitchen like it was crowded while the visit, the testimony of real former prisoners, the cell of Al Capone, the one of Clint Eastwood for the ´escape from Alcatraz' movie... Very exciting Need to buy ticket in advanced especialy during the week end.

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Hawes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a lovely sunny day for our visit to the island. .which helps! ! We know it used to be a very brutal prison but you have to go there. .when standing in the cell block and seeing the harsh conditions it makes you think how lucky you are!!!

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Thank Eric K
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Find out how this prison was highest security in the country. The self audio tour was one of the best I've ever heard. We loved hearing the separate "Slammer" demonstration with all the prison cells.

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Thank lcanfield88
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed the ferry ride. Very fascinating self guided tour. The gardens are really pretty and the views are awesome . Well worth the time.

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Thank donnatjord
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed this tour. You can take your time or go thought it quickly, it's your choice. The audio-tour was full of history but also fun information.

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Thank Pilotbabe1
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kids had a blast, was great tp see a piece of history. Was cold, but ferry ride was nice. Staff was great and had a blast!

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Thank theowens3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful view from the other side of the bridge, we were lucky not to have a foggy day. I recommend Silver lion service for guidetours

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

having been raised in California I never really visited until several years ago. This is one of the most unique "tourist attractions" you will ever visit. Do not pass this one up. Make reservations well in advance of your planned trip to the Bay Area.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very interesting and informative tour immersed in history. We would recommend this tour to everyone as it's not only value for money but informative and scenic.

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Seaford, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Step back in time and relive the life and times of Alcatraz Island. We were there on a picture perfect day. It is a nice ferry ride to and from the island. Once there, we did the audio tour that gave us a personalized narrative of what it was like to live there. Most of the buildings are still in... More 

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