• 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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Alcatraz Inmate Band

Alcatraz is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The Special Park Uses Group issues all permits for the park, including private tours or events, commercial filming, and the Alcatraz Overnight Program. Please see the Golden Gate NRA Permits page for additional information.

Did You Know?

Hopi prisoners on Alcatraz in 1895.

In 1895 19 members of the Hopi Tribe were imprisoned by the U.S. Army on Alcatraz Island for resisting policies to "Americanize" their children. Today Hopi children continue to have the opportunity to learn their traditions and language.