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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Fairfax, Virginia
"Fun Diversion in San Francisco"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2017 NEW
We went on this attraction with a large family group of 14, and we had no problems getting in and doing the tour together. I was surprised how well done this attraction is. It's a good way to give everyone something to do together.
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Eastry, United Kingdom
"An hour of good fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 04, 2017 NEW
We visited the dungeons with our son Homer. We participated along with everyone else and our son Homer was picked out for all the jokes but he was a good sport. We throughly enjoyed this tour along with Madame Tussaud's. We can safely say we were not traumatised but enjoyed the jovial experience- good fun. Would recommend it to kill an hour or two.
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Emma B
"Fab way to spend an hour "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 04, 2017 NEW
The dungeons are great, pretty similar to all the others if you've visited them, however it's still a great little trip through history with lots of added suspense and screams! The drop ride at the end isn't that big, so even if you're afraid of heights or rides I would still go on it, it's only maybe one or two floors high, and great fun. Good value, and even better if you buy the Madame Tussaud's tickets too.
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Cindy B
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 30, 2017 NEW
The San Fran Dungeon is fantastic! Actors are great, be prepared to participate, clever little jumpscares that make you chuckle. With the perfect balance of scary and hilarious, everyone will enjoy it ( except for maybe little kids). Just don't be too scared for drop ride, slightly more disappointing than expected. Overall it's EXCELLENT!
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san jose
"Way Over Hyped; Not Worth the Money"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed August 29, 2017 NEW
I give credit to the marketing and PR people. The marketing far exceeds the actual experience. The tech tricks are mini versions of what you might expect from Disney California Adventure. I am a Bay Area native with a passion for SF history so had this on "to do" list since it opened. We spent a weekend in SF recently and made time to do this. Very disappointed. Of course, part of your personal experience will be based on the 31 other people in your group and the degree to which they go with the experience or (in my case) that there are "rides" (again this is a misnomer), there are certain security things that need to be done, and I think that it detracts from the experience. Some of the actors are not experienced enough to hold a group and/or deal with hecklers, again experience blip... I really wanted to love this SF experience, because of its theme and despite its location at Fisherman's Wharf (which is now only tourists, and not the traditional one I grew up with). If you are going to be in the area, I encourage you to save your money, make sure you visit the Hyde Street Pier and look into a sailing experience on the Bay.
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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.