How much does it cost to take a tour of Alcatraz?

Can I go to Alcatraz without a tour?

The only way to get out to Alcatraz Island is to buy a ticket for one of the Alcatraz ferries. These are the only boats that stop at Alcatraz and allow you to get off and explore the island and prison.

What does the Alcatraz tour include?

The ticket includes round-trip ferry transportation with on-board narration, a guided tour from Dock to Cellhouse, the Cellhouse audio tour, a keepsake souvenir brochure, recreation use fee and a variety of special programs and presentations offered only at night, are all included.

What happened to the inmates when Alcatraz closed?

Once its pending closure was announced, the population was gradually reduced by redistributing the inmate back to other federal prisons. On March 21, 1963, the press would be invited to watch the final twenty-seven inmates march down Broadway one last time.

Can you go inside of Alcatraz?

Which parts of Alcatraz can I see? Alcatraz is currently a self-guided experience as staff-led tours are not offered at this time. Visitors will be able to explore the windswept island and learn about its layered history through outdoor interpretive signs, a Discovery Guide island map, and exhibits.

Is Alcatraz free for military?

Do You Offer Military Discounts? There are no discounts offered for individual tickets to Alcatraz, however there are limited group discounts available. Visit Group Reservations for complete details. Military discounts are not offered at Alcatraz Island.

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Is Alcatraz better at night or day?

It’s just a question of preference – some travelers prefer Alcatraz prison day trip over Alcatraz night tour as they get to see more places that are closed during the night excursion. However, other visitors like the night adventure to Alcatraz jail and find it more fun and spookier to tour the island at night.