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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London, United Kingdom
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2018 NEW
We paid full price even though two rides were not working when we went. Quite a bit shorted than the London one and not as fun.
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Bob V
"Not the best dungeon"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed November 14, 2018 NEW
Last week i visited the San Francisco Dungeon and i was a little bit disappointed. Though the actors were realy good i expected more about the cruel history of SF. The jail scene was imo the best one and i had bad luck with the boatride being closed. The dropride was as expected from other Dungeons not thrilling but was fun. If you have spare time it’s nice to visit but don’t pay more than the online $15 rate bacause there are more interesting things to see in the area!
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Jessica R
"NOT worth it!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2018 NEW
I was very excited for the drop-off, but there's only ONE drop-off and is NOT very high. The shows aren't interesting at all. I went to the front-desk to ask for my money back, but they told me that I had to send an email to the manager (Mr. Kouvaris) because the person in charge of the front-desk wasn't allow to give a refund. So I send the email to Mr. Kouvaris, and the next day I went pick up my money.
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Columbus, Ohio
"Hour “horror” fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2018
My friends had done this before and since I’m visiting from another state, they wanted me to experience this show. I grew up in the bay, but hadn’t heard of this new attraction. I wasn’t sure what to expect to be honest. I thought it was more like an escape room, but it’s more like a guided haunted house tour. I had fun & I’m glad I was never picked for the interaction. That was the only thing I didn’t care for. But other then that, it was entertaining.
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Redditch, United Kingdom
"What a little Gem!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2018
Whilst in San Francisco my wife and I had done the usual things, Cable car ride, Alcatraz (Amazing), Fishermans Wharf, Pier 39, Coit Tower, Golden Gate Bridge. A s we walking along the front we saw the San Francisco Dungeon attraction so decided to pop in - what a fabulous time we had for a few dollars - I won't say too much as it would spoil the fun however I would highly recommend a visit. You will be pleasantly surprised.
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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.