Changed over from a beacon station to a military jail in the 1870s, this considerable stronghold amidst San Francisco Bay discovered genuine praise in the wake of being moved up to the greatest security jail in 1934, home to the mid-twentieth century's most famous culprits.
Today, "The Rock" through the ship from Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing. Once there, the independently directed sound cellhouse visit described by previous detainees and gatekeepers will fill you in on frightening break endeavors, jail riots and the 19-month long control of the site by Native Americans requesting reparation for softened settlements up 1969.
To get a more frightening value for your money, attempt a night visit. Plan to spend around three-hours round trek and bring a coat to shield you from the overwhelming year-round haze and the anguished spirits of the island's previous occupants.