The San Francisco Dungeon in San Francisco, CA

145 Jefferson StSan Francisco, CA 94133
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Embark on a 60-minute journey through San Francisco’s past in this interactive experience. You never know what will happen next as you interact with actors and visit different eras in San Francisco history. From the gold rush to Alcatraz, you’re in the middle of it all. Conclude your experience with the Escape Alcatraz Drop Ride. You’re not learning about San Francisco’s history — you are history!


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The Dungeon, a historical and theatrical attraction popular in Europe, opened their first ever North America attraction in San Francisco during the summer of 2014. The hysterically horrible engaging stories take the visitor through 9 live actor led shows as they experience reenacted scenes from the colorful Gold Rush era to authentic tales about the Barbary Coast criminal gangs, Alcatraz, the Shanghai kelly boat show and more. The ultimate live action expedition! Through a storytelling journey, vibrant sets, authentic costumes and detailed make-up, The San Francisco Dungeon sheds a whole new light on San Francisco’s rich and authentic history. San Francisco’s unique background makes it the perfect location for the launch of the first-ever North America Dungeons Attraction. Located in San Francisco’s historic Fisherman’s Wharf, this unique experience will highlight 200 years of San Francisco’s colorful past with dramatic and theatrical story storytelling. The San Francisco Dungeon will guide visitors through theatrical sets on a walk-through journey.

Location: 145 Jefferson Street, San Francisco CA 94133
Hours: Open 365 days a year. hours vary
Time: Approximately 1 hour

The recommended age for The San Francisco Dungeon is 10 years and above. Many children enter The San Francisco Dungeon and enjoy the experience, but please be aware it does get very dark inside the building and there are lots of loud noises. Children under 4 will not be admitted. Please be advised you may get wet.

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Renton, Washington
"Just horrible waste off time"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
I only did this for a combo purchase to get Alcatraz tickets. Thought it could not be that bad...I was wrong.
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"Not The Best Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
Was really looking forward to the show because of the positive reviews BUT it did not live up to hype especially the advertised drop ride.
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Ocean City, Maryland
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
I recently visited the Dungeons and had the most amazing experience. From the get go we were so impressed by the welcoming, enthusiastic and friendly attitude of the girls at the door. If memory serves me right their names were Hannah, Sive and Finula. (I've been convinced to visit Ireland next summer!) My seven year old little girl was initially terrified but after talking with these girls she was calmer and full of excitement for the show. Throughout the entire show my family and I were so impressed by the level of fun and interaction involved in the experience. I would highly recommend this attraction to families who are looking for something to do in San Francisco!
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Mihir D
"Not Scary at all"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 13, 2018 NEW
Its a good concept but fails completely on the scary quotient. Not at all recommended for older teens or adults. More of a kids thing to do. The drop ride at the end proved that its a very kiddish thing to do. They should make it clear what age group they are targeting. Cant believe it has got such high ratings here. Complete waste of money
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"It’s funny, try it"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 10, 2018 NEW
Finally got to experience the dungeon. Took a lot to convince the wife. It’s not at all scary. Mostly funny. Every interactive. Cast is cool. The “boat” ride is not at all what it looks like. And the drop at the end is only about 5 feet. Go try it.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The San Francisco Dungeon

Is parking available at the San Francisco Dungeon?
Yes. There is plenty of parking available around Fisherman’s Wharf, particularly on Beach Street.

How long is the entire experience?
From start to finish, guests enjoy a 60-minute immersive experience in the dungeon.

Is this attraction recommended for kids?
The San Francisco Dungeon is recommended for children above the age of 10. Please be advised that certain aspects of the experience are dark, scary, and can be frightening to children. If you and your family need to leave the attraction at any point, please speak to one of the actors.

To participate children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a person 18 or older at all times. Guests 14 or older may enter unaccompanied.

Is the attraction wheelchair accessible?

Some areas of the attraction are not wheelchair accessible, such as Shanghai Kelly. It is recommended that individuals requiring a wheelchair, mobility assistance, or are pregnant do not participate in the attraction.

Are there any restrictions for Escape Alcatraz Drop Ride? 
Guest cannot ride if:

  • Under 5 years of age.
  • Under 45'' in height.
  • Over 79" in height.
  • Cannot be secured by lap-bar.
  • Unable to hold on or sit up straight unassisted.
Children between the ages of 5-10 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
To ride without an adult you must be 55" tall and at least 10 years of age.