National Park Service Guided Tours
Photo: Al Block
Join the island staff for a guided walking tour of Alcatraz Island. Programs are offered throughout the day and generally start either at the dock or lighthouse. Topics may include Famous Inmates, Escapes, Hollywood’s Rock, 200 Years of Alcatraz History, and Fortress Alcatraz. Some programs even take visitors into restricted areas of the island.
Guided tours generally last 45 minutes to an hour, and may involve walking moderate distances.
Tours and times vary daily, so check the Program Board when you arrive on the island dock. No reservations are required, and all programs are free.