The San Francisco Dungeon in San Francisco, CA

145 Jefferson StSan Francisco, CA 94133
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Overview

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!

Description

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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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nadia83Iow
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"Such a fun experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2019 NEW
So well done, funny, informative, un expected left with a smile on our faces 😀 definitely recommend
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Christine B
Cheltenham
"So much fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019 NEW
We had this as part of our Go City card and I thought it may be too scary for me. I was wrong! It was so entertaining and interesting. Definitely different!!
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Kathy B
"Fun experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 03, 2019 NEW
A lot of fun - especially if you like to scream 😁. There are different rooms you walk thru and they give you a little San Francisco history. It’s dark and a little spooky, but fun. Buy your tickets on Madame Tussaud’s website, that way you get both attractions for the same price.
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AaronGC
Penrith, Australia
"Spooky and Exciting"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 03, 2019 NEW
My wife and I first passed this place without giving it much thought. I just thought it would be a tourist trap, and probably wouldn't be worth the money. However, eventually we stopped and had a quick look at the brochure they had, and it seemed more interesting then we first thought, and the actor out front was doing a great job in playing his role as creepy host, so we thought "Why not?". I'm very glad we gave this place a chance, as we were both pleasantly surprised at the quality of the acting (for the most part) and the layout and props. You actually feel like you're travelling much further than you are, becoming slightly disoriented after a while about where you are. (SPOILER) The mirror maze is done well and caused our group much difficulty. All in all, if you just relax and let yourself immerse into the show, you'll really enjoy it much more than if you go in expecting to hate it. The stories are interesting, and involve a bit of audience participation, so be prepared! Perfect for families with kids who love a good spook! Or even couples - our entire group was just couples. Awesome fun at a decent price - definitely worth the time and money if you're looking for something fun to do around San Fran.
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Thievingbird
Sunshine Coast, Australia
"Dramatically comic dungeons "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 11, 2019
We got these tickets in conjunction with Madame Tussaud’s and it was so much fun- from the sweetly creepy count st the front door to the hilarious actors who just go into the fun of it all we just loved this experience. There were some very good jump scares but it was pretty gentle and fun. No one touches you or really scares you..it’s just a bit creepy..the drop ride at the end was brilliant and the photos of them were hilarious! God fun and worth it for sure..
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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.