• 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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Public Transportation

Muni F Line
When in San Francisco public transportation is the best way to get around. The Muni F Line runs along Market Street then turns north on The Embarcadero, and runs right past the ferry terminal (on your right) and then on through Fisherman's Wharf. For detailed information on mass transit in San Francisco please visit the San Francisco Municipal Railway web site.

Did You Know?

The U.S. Army Citadel on Alcatraz Island

In 1859 the Post on Alcatraces (Alcatraz Island) was garrisoned by the Army as the first U.S. fort on the West Coast. At its peak there were over 110 cannons mounted on the island.