Alcatraz Island (commonly known as The Rock in English) is a small island located in San Francisco Bay, California, USA. It is less than 2 miles from San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf and covers an area of 0.0763 square kilometers. The government selected the prison as the site for the construction of the prison. There was a federal prison on Alcatraz Island, which held many well-known felons. It was abolished in 1963 and is now a famous tourist attraction in San Francisco Bay along with the Golden Gate Bridge.
Great look into the history of the island and prison. The audio tour is a must do for anyone going. Prepare to do a lot of walking...
The walking audio tour is great! They did such a good job navigating you through the prison while you listen to actual inmates and guards that were at the prison. There is plenty to do and see while your there. I recommend watching the “Escaping Alcatraz” movie before you go!
The history was fantastic! Also, the view of San Francisco was just beautiful.
Came here for a night tour. Be sure to book ahead at Alcatraz cruises. Then sit back and be spooked.