Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour

Please note: App download details will be provided on Alcatraz Island.

Due to social distancing requirements in the Cellhouse, there may be a lengthy wait for the Cellhouse Audio Tour. Please plan on a 3-hour Alcatraz Island tour experience, including roundtrip boat time.

Tour the Cellhouse with the award-winning Cellhouse Audio Tour: “Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour.”

The Cellhouse Audio Tour is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Please note – Your safety is important to us:

  • To ensure safe social distancing, Cellhouse entry is restricted to visitors who are taking the Cellhouse Audio Tour only.  
  • Entry into the Cellhouse will be timed to ensure spacious social distancing between family groups taking the Cellhouse Audio Tour. For this reason, you may experience a wait to start the Cellhouse Audio Tour.
  • Visitors can use the audio equipment provided onsite OR can download the Alcatraz Experience app and use a cellphone and earbuds.

If you do not wish to visit the Cellhouse, refunds for the Cellhouse Audio Tour are available on the Island. For more information, please inquire with a Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy supervisor on the Island at the entrance to the Cellhouse. These refunds cannot be requested through the Alcatraz Cruises Ticketbooth or the Call Center.