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markings on cell wall on Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Dungeons?

Educational, History
[Guest Blogger John Martini] One of the most persistent rumors about Alcatraz Island is that ancient “Spanish Dungeons” are dug into theRead More
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Laura E. Joss Named Superintendent Of GGNRA

Press Release
Michael T. Reynolds, Acting National Park Service Director, announced the appointment of Laura E. Joss as superintendent of Golden Gate NationalRead More
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Alcatraz Cruises Receives National Park Service Concessioner Accessibility Award

Press Release
Alcatraz Cruises recently received the National Park Service (NPS) Concessioner Accessibility Award, according to Acting Director Michael T. Reynolds. TheRead More
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NPS Junior Ranger Program

Educational, Experience
Every year, Alcatraz hosts a special Junior Ranger program, which is an educational and interactive program encouraging children to enjoy their timeRead More
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handdrawn thank you with heart and cellhouse from Alyssa

Alcatraz Cruises GIVES BACK! Program

Alcatraz Cruises has been offering free tickets to underrepresented youth for several years now. But many of the schools thatRead More
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red power graffiti on Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Cruises Announces Indians Of All Tribes Day

Alcatraz Cruises and the National Park Service will recognize the 48th anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz Island by theRead More
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buy one get one free promotion sticker over Alcatraz Island with SF background

Alcatraz Cruises Offers Buy One, Get One Free Promotion

Special
For the first time in its history, Alcatraz Cruises is launching a “Buy One, Get One Free” ticket promotion. AlthoughRead More
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military fort on Alcatraz Island with stacks of cannonballs

Alcatraz’s Contributions To The Civil War

History
From the beginning of the Civil War, the United States government considered Fort Alcatraz to be one of the strongestRead More
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Alcatraz Island IndianLand graffiti and occupiers in front of Building 64

Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony At Alcatraz

Experience
Alcatraz Cruises and the National Park Service host two annual Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremonies every year. This year, the gatherings willRead More
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