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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Michael M
"Good experience but mediocre acting"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 24, 2017 NEW
Overall the show was scary, interesting and yes; even funny at times. Although some scenes made the experience less enjoyable due to unrealistic acting.
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Kimberlee B
Sun Valley, Nevada
"More fun then expected."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2017 NEW
My kids talked me in to doing this and glad I went. Located on the wharf next to McDonalds. Travel through the history of San Francisco in this interactive show. I thought the actors did a great job.
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Kelowna, Canada
"Ok, not really scarey"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2017 NEW
It took about an hour, lots of standing and moving from room to room. Only scary part was waiting for something scary to happen. Good actors and costumes and props. The boat ride was very short. About the length of the boat. The drop ride was over quickly, I didn't think it was over and it was, plus it didn't go up very high, not scary. It was a unique experience and I'm glad I went, but I wouldn't go a second time because the "not knowing" was the only scary part.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
"Family enjoyed this"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2017 NEW
This interactive so be prepared to be called out by the actors and to be brought into the show. Your role will be minimal so don't worry if you don't like to participate. Be aware, it's a PG-13 show so it might not be good for little guys. Some of the actors were excellent (the guy doing the autopsy was especially funny) but others really struggled. Really struggled. Perhaps because they were new, perhaps because it was the first show of the day. Based on that, I'd recommend going later in the day.
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Santa Cruz, CA
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 16, 2017 NEW
We had no idea what we were getting into when we got in line. It was fun, interesting, and a bit scary, in an unexpected way.
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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.