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An Old Alcatraz Picture – Step Back In Time

As I was writing about our tour of ⛓ Alcatraz Prison and posting our 📸 photos, I came across one of an …

🌺 Old Alcatraz Picture 🌺

I had taken several years ago, while on a tour of this major historical attraction in San Francisco.

I took this photo back in the 1970’s, when some of the original buildings were still intact.

On our last visit a few seasons ago, we were surprised to see the buildings now gone.
The lower buildings below the water tower were known as; Building B & C. These are the buildings no longer on the island today.

Check out my 📷 photo taken on my first visit to 🏝 Alcatraz Island Prison.

My Old Alcatraz Picture Captured In The 1970’s

Alcatraz Prison Photo 1970's

On our superb self guided …

🚶 Audio Tour Of Alcatraz Prison In San Francisco, 🚶

I am still amazed by the feeling that sweeps over you when you step out onto the Island.

With the many improvements made for visitors, especially this full commentary 📻 audio tour, you literally begin to take a step back in time.
It has you experiencing what life must have been like, when the prison was in operation.

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Now a 🏞 National Park and Heritage Site, they have done a wonderful job putting this audio tour together.

Hear commentary from former 👮 Guards and Inmates as they reminisce about life on Alcatraz.


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With superior sound effects, you get a feeling of some of the major events that took place over the years at the Prison.

I have included a detailed 🗺 map below of the island.
It gives you an idea of how big it actually is and what many of the structures were used for, when the prison was in full operation.
Inmates, guards and their wives and children, as well as the Warden, lived on Alcatraz Island. The only way on and off was by 🛥 boat.

Detailed Map Of Uncle Sam’s Devil’s Island – Alcatraz Prison

alcatraz island map

As you can see by this map completed in 2003, the lower buildings are now gone. Be sure to visit a fantastic website devoted to the history of Alcatraz.

Their website details the infamous past of the 1930’s to the 1960’s, when the Prison was in operation. It is filled with pictures, articles and audio portions that should not be missed!

Read all about “The Rock” and Prison Life back in the dirty 30’s.

The website I’ve discovered is called; Alcatraz History. It’s filled with facts, figures, stories and much more on the complete history of the prison.
I’ve included a link below to their official website for your convenience.

Definitely worth checking out!

🗺 Be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for the island’s exact location. 🗺

Alcatraz History

🏛 Alcatraz History 🏛
Be sure to check out CityPASS®, for great savings on some of San Francisco’s major attractions, including a scenic boat tour around Alcatraz Island and more!
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A Blogger Since 2012, Robert has a {Passion for Travel}, having worked in the industry for over 35 years. He enjoys sharing special moments & tips on; Travel, Health & Wellness, Book Reviews and much more!

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