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!


from The San Francisco Dungeon
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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Connie B
Newport, Rhode Island
"A lot of fun and scary (ha ha) too"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 10, 2018 NEW
A little bit of San Francisco history, live actors, spooky decor and some thrills (we screamed and jumped up and down several times but I cannot reveal the secrets). This is great for age 12 to 90. Although I sent by myself, I became best friends with another gal as we kept grabbing each other as we were squeeling with delight and fear. Sometimes you walk a short way in the dark with your hands held out but it was not dangerous and no one fell or risked falling.
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London, United Kingdom
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 08, 2018 NEW
What a place to go for a couple of hours. The staff are good, well worth a visit. Not that expensive. It’s right next to Madame Tussaud’s and you can’t miss it.
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New York City, New York
"A Scary Steal"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 04, 2018 NEW
I don't scare easily but I definitely screamed at one point during this experience. It's not too scary (had some children/teens in the group and they were fine) but it's still an amazing experience nonetheless. The actors were committed and engaging, the sets were detailed and transported you to historic scenes of old SF. The drop was definitely overhyped but that kept it appropriate for kids. What I'm amazed by the most was the price! Fisherman's Wharf is overpriced across the board but this was a great deal (especially if you get a combined ticket in Madame Tussauds). BOTTOM LINE: definitely recommend and a must see if you visit Madame Tussauds.
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Calgary, Canada
"Enjoyable and worth a visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 03, 2018 NEW
Fun experience overall. The actors made it great because they were really into it. The different rooms and decor was well done as well. There were a few scary things but nothing that was super scary.
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Michelle W
Reno, Nevada
"Tour 100 yrs of SF Barbary Coast"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 31, 2018 NEW
Okay, I mainly wanted to do this tour because of the newish Escape Drop ride, but really enjoyed the hour long tour! The actors were awesome, they drew us into the tour by “picking” on a few of us. Made us jump, laugh, and squirm. I was put on trial for drinking 3 bottles of gin and dancing in the nude and getting the nickname of Sweaty Betty! I was FRAMED!! Framed, I say!!! Anyone that knows me knows I ❤️TEQUILA not gin!!! The Alcatraz room was amazing! Well done! Well done! 👏👏
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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.