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About Alcatraz Island

Information about Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay.
Alcatraz Island in San Fracisco Bay

About Alcatraz Prison
A picture and information about the Alcatraz Federal penitentiary that operated on Alcatraz Island from 1934 to 1963.

Alcatraz Cruises
Offers daily 2.5 hour morning and afternoon tours of Alcatraz Island and 2.5 hour night tours several days a week. During peak periods they also offer a combination Alcatraz Island and Angel Island tour that last about 5.5 hours and includes a one hour narrated tram tour of Angel Island, and a tour of Alcatraz island. Note that other San Francisco bay cruises will pass close by Alcatraz Island but this is the only tour company authorized to stop on the island.

Wikipedia Introduction to Alcatraz Island
Article with information about the history of Alcatraz island including its military history, its use as a military prison, its use as a United States federal prison, notable inmates of Alcatraz, escape attempts, the Native American occupation of Alcatraz, the natural habitat of Alcatraz, and future use proposals.

Golden Gate Recreation Area: Alcatraz Island
Information published by the United States National Parks Service about Alcatraz Island in the Gold Gate National Recreation Area.

Alcatraz Island Virtual Museum Exhibit
National Parks Service museum Web site with online Alcatraz Island exhibits, including photos, documents, and articles.

California State Military Museum: Alcatraz
Article about the history of Alcatraz Island published on the Web site of the California State Military Museum.

Alcatraz History Web Site

See also
Other Islands in California
San Francisco Travel Guide
California for Visitors

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