Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour

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. To ensure safe social distancing, Cellhouse entry is restricted to visitors who are taking the Cellhouse Audio Tour only.  

The award-winning Alcatraz audio tour, “Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour,” is offered using traditional audio tour equipment provided onsite OR via an app so you can use your own device if you prefer!

Download the “Alcatraz Experience-Audio Tour” app in advance from the Apple App Store or Google Play.  Don’t forget to bring your earbuds.  The tour occurs in the Alcatraz Cellhouse.  Staff there will direct you when and where to start the audio tour.
The Cellhouse Audio Tour is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

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.