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About Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island is one of the most popular attractions in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is located about 1.25 miles off shore from San Francisco. This small island was utilized for a wide range of functions including as a lighthouse, prison and military fortification. The entire island measures at 22 acres and is currently governed by the US National Park Service (as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area). It was founded in 1934 and is listed in the US National Register of Historic Places.

For those who are interested to explore the ruins of this old prison and military fortification, tours are currently open at the site. In order to get to the island, visitors must ride a ferry via Pier 33 in Fisherman’s Wharf. Alcatraz Cruises is the name of the official ferry provider to Alcatraz Island.

Aside from its historical significance, Alcatraz Island is also notable for its natural features. The island is surrounded by rock pools and is home to many seabird colonies including western gulls and egrets. There are several notable buildings that can be explored during tours to Alcatraz Island such as the Main Cellhouse, Lighthouse, Warden’s House, Water Tower, the Parade Ground, and many more.

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