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Canon and ammunition on Alcatraz Island

Revisiting the Civil War Living History Day on Alcatraz Island

The Friends of Civil War Alcatraz (FOCWA) is a non-profit group that supports the interpretation of Civil War history onRead More
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Alcatraz Island

GGNRA is one of the Largest Urban Parks in the World

Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is one of the largest urban national parks in the world. Established in 1972Read More
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Alcatraz Island New Industries Building

Experience The Many Moods Of Alcatraz Island

Designed for those that want to discover the deeper mysteries of Alcatraz Island, the National Park Service and Alcatraz CruisesRead More
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Brown dog running out of the bay with Alcatraz Island in background

Dog Days At The Parks

There’s no greater satisfaction than getting out to the parks with your four-legged bestie. With 37 distinct park sites, overRead More
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Native American occupiers in attire performing ceremony on Alcatraz Island

Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz Island

Experience, History
Alcatraz Cruises and the National Park Service host two annual Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremonies each year. This year, the gatheringsRead More
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Former Alcatraz staff at alumni event

Final Alumni Weekend Event on Alcatraz Island

Experience, Special
Guest Blog Post – Steve Mahoneyplace holder A final, special event took place on Alcatraz Island on August 12, 2018.Read More
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Hyde Street Pier Ships and sign for SF Maritime National Historical Park

Check out local favorites here in San Francisco

If you have a passion for history, here is an interesting excerpt about another nautical San Francisco park. Featuring historicalRead More
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Former Alcatraz guard George DeVincenzi working the cell door mechanism

Former Alcatraz Guard Shares His Story About Life on “The Rock”

Educational, Experience
Retired Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary guard George DeVincenzi served on “The Rock” from 1950 to 1958, departing just five years beforeRead More
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hand-drawn sketch of person in cell

Alcatraz Cruises Celebrates Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco

Alcatraz Cruises enjoys supporting the community in which we reside. One of our favorite partners is the Boys & GirlsRead More
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National Maritime Day 5/22/18 #SFMaritimeDay

Alcatraz Cruises Celebrates National Maritime Day

America’s National Maritime Day is a time-honored tradition that recognizes one of our country’s most important industries. In honor ofRead More
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