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

    Alcatraz Island

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Junior Ranger Day on the Rock

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Escape to Alcatraz Island on Saturday, April 21st, for Junior Ranger Day. The Alcatraz Junior Ranger program is an opportunity for kids and their families to have a fun learning experience on the island. Kids will get a chance to earn their Alcatraz Junior Ranger Badge. Park Rangers will also be giving special programs and tours for children and family members. Join us for Junior Range Day on the Rock! Purchase Alcatraz tickets at www.alcatrazcruises.com.

Did You Know?

Military prison under construction on Alcatraz.

In 1909 the U.S. Army began construction on the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world - a new military prison necessary because of a large influx of U.S. soldiers convicted of crimes in the Philippines. This building would become the famous U.S. Penitentiary Alcatraz in 1934.