Purchase Alcatraz Tickets in Advance
Tickets for Alcatraz frequently sell out in advance, especially around holidays and weekends. Night tour tickets sell out even sooner, as much as a month or more in advance. Order your tickets up to 90 days in advance to avoid disappointment. More »
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.
Museum Collections at the Rock
This online exhibit features the extensive collections from Alcatraz Island. Collections include objects made by notorious inmates...Read More
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 & maintainRead More
Community Access Program
Learn about opportunities to visit Alcatraz for educational purposes for free in our new Community Access Program.Read More
Access Information for Visitors with Disabilities
Click below to find out what accessibility resources are available in GGNRA for the enjoyment of your visit.Read More
The American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz
On November 20, 1969 Indians of All Tribes began their historic 19 month occupation of Alcatraz Island.Read More
Alcatraz Historic Preservation Projects
Through 2013, we are spending significant resources to make improvements to preserve the many many historic buildings on the island.Read More
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.Read More
Did You Know?
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.