Explore the Mysteries of 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.


We've added links to numerous sites on the Internet to help you learn more about this significant event in the history of the Rock.

The American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz

On November 20, 1969 Indians of All Tribes began their historic 19 month occupation of Alcatraz Island.

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Photo from Prisoners of Age Exhibit

Prisoners of Age Exhibit

Ron Levine's new Prisoners of Age exhibit returns to Alcatraz Island, and will run from July 2015 through June 2016.

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Go to the Museum Collections website to visit this online exhibit.

Museum Collections at the Rock

This online exhibit features the extensive collections from Alcatraz Island. Collections include objects made by notorious inmates...

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Alcatraz Island is on Twitter and Facebook.

Alcatraz Social Media

Alcatraz Island is using social media to bring the park experience to visitors on the island and around the world.

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In 2003, the Garden Conservancy and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy formed a partnership with the National Park Service to restore and maintain key gardens on Alcatraz.

Alcatraz Historic Gardens Project

In 2003, the Garden Conservancy & the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy formed a partnership with the National Park Service to restore & maintain

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Visitor using a wheelchair on the Tennessee Valley Trail.

Access Information for Visitors with Disabilities

Click below to find out what accessibility resources are available in GGNRA for the enjoyment of your visit.

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Child with a bucket, helping to clean up Ocean Beach at the California Coastal Cleanup Day.

Be A Park Hero! Volunteer for the GGNRA Today!

Learn how you can volunteer for GGNRA. There are many opportunities available for individuals, families, and even groups.

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