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Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes which saved the tribes. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock—gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.


Price: FREE
Hours of Operation:

Departures are available about every half hour throughout the day beginning at 9:00am. Evening tours and combined Angel Island - Alcatraz Island tours are also available seasonally. Alcatraz is open every day except Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's day. Alcatraz frequently sells out in advance, as much as a week or more in summer and near holidays. 

Listing Type: Activities - Sightseeing


Jail Cells Sign Statue of Justice Ruins From Above

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Location Information:

Address: Alcatraz Island
Area/City Name: San Fransisco
District/State: California
Postal Code: 94123
Country: United States


Located in the San Francisco Bay.

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Incredible history behind Alcatraz. Really cool tours.

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