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Alcatraz Island is best known for the prison that closed in 1963. Today, it is operated by the US Park Service.

The origins of the island fortress go back to the Civil War and the defense of San Francisco Bay. Parts of the construction still reflect the style of building in the mid-1800s.
Alcatraz FerryAlcatraz CruisesAlcatraz IslandIsland ApproachThe RockWelcome to AlcatrazAlcatraz Guard TowerGuard TowerWater TowerSupport WallWalk UpUp the HillPrisonAlcatraz PrisonPrison EntranceInterior EntranceStaircaseWelcomeShowersShowers