How big is Alcatraz Island?

Answer Alcatraz Island has an area of 22 acres and reaches 121 feet above sea level at its highest point. Alcatraz is actually the top of the tallest mountain on a savanna that flooded after the last ice ... Read More »

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What was Alcatraz before it was a prison?

Before Alcatraz was a prison, it was a military fort built by the U.S. Army. Predating the fort, the island is where the native Ohlones hid to avoid those who tried to force Christianity upon them.... Read More »

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How long is an Alcatraz tour?

According to Alcatraz Cruises, the tour of Alcatraz is two and a half hours. The tour includes a 45-minute audio which features stories told by correctional officers and prisoners. Both guided and ... Read More »

How far is Alcatraz Island from San Francisco?

Alcatraz, a former U. S. prison and current national recreation area, is an island located approximately 1 1/4 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay. The National Park Service offers tours of the pri... Read More »