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Alcatraz Island Cellhouse

Outdoor Adventure Day Tripping in the Bay Area

Summer is coming to an end, which means Bay Area locals get their attractions back. And, while it’s not asRead More
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Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly and His Lost Years on Alcatraz

By Guest Blogger Michael Esslinger These five words seem to be written in fire on the walls of my cellRead More
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Alcatraz Alumni Gather for Last Reunion

Alcatraz Alumni made what is likely their “last call.” Gathered together for a final public appearance, six former residents ofRead More
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mugshots of Alcatraz inmates

Still Doing Time

Guest Blogger – Drew Morita Visitors to Alcatraz Island listen to reformed ex-cons narrate part of the cellhouse audio tour.Read More
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picnic area on Angel Island

Insider Tip For Securing Alcatraz Tickets During Peak Season

The secret to securing tickets to Alcatraz during the peak season, which extends through October, is to book the AlcatrazRead More
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Celebrating Alcatraz “Alumni”

A Short Story About the History of a Former Guard In partnership with Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Alcatraz CruisesRead More
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zabrina and bill 20th visit

Father and Daughter Celebrate Twenty Years of Visits to “the Rock”

Experience, Special
Zabrina and her father Bill (now known as “Wolverine Willie”) share a special tradition. Every year, for the last twentyRead More
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Alcatraz Cruises Receives TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Accolade

Last year, Alcatraz Cruises was ranked as the number eight landmark in the world, according to TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers’ ChoiceRead More
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Staircase from side view in Alcatraz Island Cellhouse

From The Lens Of Our Crewmates

There’s no question that Alcatraz Island is a photographer’s dream. Boasting a robust history, unique wildlife, exceptional views, architectural gemsRead More
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newspaper front page 1937

The December Departures From Alcatraz

Educational, History
Guest Blog Post – Michael Esslinger Two escapes, occurring on the same day a quarter century apart and both aidedRead More
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