Alcatraz Island

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Fee: $26

Sun. 8 AM–7 PM
Mon. 8 AM–7 PM
Tue. 8 AM–7 PM
Wed. 8 AM–7 PM
Thu. 8 AM–7 PM
Fri. 8 AM–7 PM
Sat. 8 AM–7 PM
Fort Mason, B201
San Francisco, San Francisco 94123
(415) 561-4900

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The lighthouse on Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California.
The Alcatraz (website) is a Landmark in San Francisco.
Official description from Alcatraz:

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.

Dan's opinion:

Though this isn't the case, if the only major cultural contribution Alcatraz provided was the inspiration for "The Rock" and this quote from Nicholas Cage's character, it would still be a venerable landmark.

Wikipedia excerpt:
Alcatraz Island is an island located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. Often referred to as The Rock, the small island early-on served as a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison, and a Federal Bureau of Prisons federal prison until 1963. Later, in 1972, Alcatraz became a national recreation area and received landmarking designations in 1976 and 1986. Today, the island is a historic site operated by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is open to tours. Visitors can reach the island by ferry ride from Pier 33, near Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. In 2008 the nation's first hybrid propulsion ferry started serving the island. Alcatraz has been featured in many movies, TV shows, cartoons, books, comics, and games.

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the Alcatraz homepage or our exhibitions list for S.F.-wide exhibits.

Official Alcatraz Links
aGogh in S.F.

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