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History & Culture

Learn more about the people of Alcatraz, like the Federal inmates of U.S. Penitentiary Alcatraz and the American Indian inmates of the U.S. Army. Learn about the places with the story of the Rock's military history (1850-1934), the Civil War at Alcatraz and the island's historic occupation by Indians of All Tribes. Visit the museum collections of Alcatraz page to see photos of artifacts from the military period, the federal prison period and the Indian occupation.


Learn about the island's seabirds and new rainwater catchment system.


Learn about the island's outdoor classroom educational programs.


Kids & Youth

Children are definitely welcome to the Rock. Find out what park rangers suggest as appropriate interests for young visitors.


Learn how Alcatraz Island is managed as a unit of Golden Gate National Recreation Area.


Visit the Parks Conservancy's online bookstore!


Last updated: December 21, 2015

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Mailing Address:

Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
B201 Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123


(415) 561-4900

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