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The San Francisco Dungeon in San Francisco, CA

145 Jefferson StSan Francisco, CA 94133
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Overview

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!

Description

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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.

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Hollie M
"More fun than you can shake a bludgeoning tool at!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 15, 2017 NEW
I was actually really surprised at how great this attraction was. We had just left Ripley's Believe It Or Not and that suckfest had our expectations sitting pretty low. We were early and the actors/employees kept us engaged and entertained the entire time. They were friendly and hilarious and had great camaraderie with each other. All of the sets/rooms whatever you want to call them were well done and there were even a few points to sit down and have a small breather. It was an extremely immersive experience with guest interaction at max level. The actors inside were genuine and believable. Not one of them came across as making an effort. I was sincerely impressed at their enthusiasm and was disappointed we couldn't go back every night we were in town since the actors change. It was a fun scary. As long as your kid isn't a gigantic, overprotected wuss, they'll be fine. Also, go to the bathroom before you go or forever hold your pee.
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Jennifer A
"Great fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 14, 2017 NEW
Totally enjoyed this attraction.Actors were great.So expressive and great interactive on going show.and a little historyof old San Francisco thru out . The ride was fun as well. Totally try come for the hour .
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Robert Alexande... T
Pennsylvania
"Tired of the museums try a live attraction."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 14, 2017 NEW
Last Saturday, March 11, 2017 I was on vacation in San Francisco and went to the 'Dungeon' located on Fisherman's Wharf. Naturally I expected the usual animated shows, wax figures and so on. Not even close! This is live, reenactments of the lower standards of the Gold Rush era and to the early days of Alcatraz. I'm in my 60's, seen a lot of attractions but nothing like this. It's historic San Francisco at it's worst, and well worth seeing. If you have an hour to kill I recommend you take this tour, it will blow you away!
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Newtraveler83
Idaho
"Fun activity "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 13, 2017 NEW
This was included in my Go Card. They take you to several different rooms in the dungeon and they act out history of San Francisco. I had a good time and they have some fun props that I didn't expect. Passed on the ride at the end but it was working and others that rode it seemed to enjoy it.
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Denise M
"Overrated Informative Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed March 08, 2017 NEW
Do not be fooled by the brochures or attendants. This is not an enjoyable way to spend $25. The ride was not working when we went, so I cannot say whether that would make up for the tour part of the attraction. You are taking through several different rooms where a portion of San Francisco's history is reenacted. They try to do it in a scary fashion. Honestly, it's boring and campy. They scariest part is worrying whether you will get called up on stage and embarrassed in front of twenty people you don't know.
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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.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted.

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.