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.

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Sara W
Rochester, Minnesota
"Awesome show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2017 NEW
We thought that the San Francisco Dungeon was amazing!! The actors were all great. It was interesting learning about the history of San Francisco in the early days. Our daughter participated in one of the acts. She thought that was cool. We loved this attraction!!
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Sherwood Park, Canada
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 20, 2017 NEW
So much fun! It is not terrifying but it will startle you every so often! I was a little hesitant at first but this was so much fun. You learn a little bit about old San Fran but mostly you spend the time figuring out what is going to jump out at you next
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Done on a whim, wouldn't do again"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 19, 2017 NEW
My husband and I couldn't wait for it to end - reminded me of a high school play. My kids 12, 13, 15 were amused. I thought it would be a little more informative the way it was sold to us as a history through time - not so much. Over-acting made it a little uncomfortable at times. But again, the kids liked it so there you go!
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Cecilio L
Rockledge, Florida
"Overpriced, but if you're bored..."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 17, 2017 NEW
Well, the Dungeon promises a great experience but doesn't really deliver. If the actors tried during the show as much as they do to bring people in off the street, they'd get a much better rating. As it stands, they do try, but they fall just short of their claims. The good thing is that it's interactive so they bring the guests into the act at several points. The history gets muddled and lost among the mostly not funny puns and jokes. The "thrilling" drop ride at the end raises about 10-15 feet and drops an anti-climactic half of that..and is over. They'll give a military discount, if you ask. Overall, it's a bit overpriced for what you get, unless you're super bored.
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
"A somewhat scary but fun time - full of laughs and thrills"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 17, 2017 NEW
They do entertain you on this experience. You get a great taste of early San Francisco life and some of the creepier stories from the shadows; the stories you don't always hear. The staff are in character and do sometimes get you to scream (not because you want to but because you are spooked or afraid). You can go by yourself, as a couple, or as a family. Though it is borderline too scary for kids under 11 or 12 years old.
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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.