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 »
Support Your Park
If you are interested in opportunities to help support Alcatraz Island in our efforts to preserve and protect these cultural and natural resources, we recommend the following ways to help contribute to Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the national park Alcatraz is part of.
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization created to:
The Conservancy's work is undertaken with generous contributions from individual, corporate and foundation donors, as well as income earned from operating park bookstores, merchandise and retail, publishing educational materials and providing interpretive tours.
If you would prefer to donation your time and expertise rather than funding. Please click below to learn more about the NPS Volunteer Program.
Did You Know?
The first prison on Alcatraz Island was built by the U.S. Army and was located near the dock. It was demolished after a new military prison was opened at the top of the island in 1914.