• Visitor during the evening tour of Alcatraz gaze into the many cells that line up the corridor known as

    Alcatraz Island

    California

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Adams Folger Key
This online exhibit features objects from the museum collection from Alcatraz Island. It features photographs and archived objects from when Alcatraz was a U.S. Army fort and military prison (1859 -1934), a federal penitentiary (1934 –1963), and items from the American Indian occupation (1969–1971) by Indians of All Tribes. It also includes slide shows, sound clips, and close-ups of nortorious inmates. More...

Did You Know?

The gardens of Alcatraz.

The abundant plant life found on Alcatraz today is not quite “natural” – originally the island was a barren, wind swept, bird guano covered piece of sandstone rock. Soil and plants were introduced by the U.S. Army as they built the first U.S. fort on the West Coast, beginning in the 1850s.