Alcatraz Island

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Alcatraz Information

Come to Alcatraz for a prison tour while enjoying the historical and cultural experiences unique to the San Francisco Bay.

Located in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island is one of Golden Gate National Recreation Area's most popular destinations. Though most well-known as an infamous federal prison, the island also served as a Civil War fortress, active bird sanctuary, the first lighthouse on the West Coast, and the birthplace of the American Indian Red Power. Today, visitors can also enjoy the many natural features of Alcatraz Island as wellgardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and exceptional views of the San Francisco Bay.

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Alcatraz Island
Fort Mason, B201
San Francisco , CA

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