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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Manchester, United Kingdom
"Fun and interesting"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 19, 2017 NEW
Glad it was included on our 3 day Go San Fran card, as normally it would have been expensive for what it was. But still interesting and fun. Good place for the kids on a rainy day.
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"Similar to European attractions "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2017 NEW
Normally I don’t visit cheesy tourist attractions like this but my guy is into all things cheesy and potentially scary and it lived up to the cheese part. We take a light hearted approach to these kinds of attractions and are prepared to laugh a lot. Don’t expect to really learn anything. That’s not the point. The actors were good enough and were rather humorous at times but the same tricks got old quickly. It was just the two of us and we had purchased our tickets online to save $. When we arrived, no wait on Thursday afternoon in November, we were quickly incorporated into a small group of 12. Apparently groups as large as 36 can be put through but that would be awful. 12 was more than enough as you love from room to room. The actors incorporate guests into skits which would probably thrill and embarrass my teenage kids. The drop ride is a joke but not much can be expected when you are indoor a building at the wharf. Time is better spent at other attractions and would not refer to this as a SF gem but good for a laugh after you’ve had a couple of Irish coffees at Buena Vista.
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Manchester, New Hampshire
"Great experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 08, 2017 NEW
It was a unique way to present the history of San Francisco. It was engaging, lively, funny, and def had some scare moments. I cannot say enough great things about the actors and actresses. The woman playing Miss Piggy was SO PERFECT! She did such an amazing job, as well as all the actors. They made you feel like you were really in that time period. I loved seeing the history of the city played out in front of me. I went in not really sure what to expecting, but it certainly exceeded what I WAS expecting. I recommend doing this!
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Martina G
Miami, Florida
"Awesome actors and sets"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 08, 2017 NEW
I had no idea what to expect going into this place. We got some pictures taken and were sent on our way into an fully immersive history lesson on San Fran. It was funny, scary, and an overall awesome experience. We were led room to room and in each room the actor or actress would call on someone from the group to participate in some way. I had a blast and actually learned quite a bit. It ends with a small ride at the end which was fun. I would recommend it to anyone especially if you are in a group!
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
"History of San Francisco in a fun and unique way"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 04, 2017 NEW
Looking for a fun activity on my last day of San Francisco and decided upon visiting San Francisco Dungeons. These attractions are all over the world, and rather than visit one at home, it made more sense to do it on holiday. Was a fun and exciting way to round off a wonderful trip. The actors were fantastic and were very passionate about their jobs; and were extremely convincing on the parts they were playing. A fun and thrilling event that allows you to become part of the experience. Makes me want to visit the Edinburgh Dungeon.
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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.