The San Francisco Dungeon in San Francisco, CA

145 Jefferson StSan Francisco, CA 94133
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The San Francisco Dungeon in San Francisco, California

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
Time: Approximately 1 hour
Note:The San Francisco Dungeon is now closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

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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Keston O
"Historic, funny and a little scared,"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 01, 2019 NEW
Anyone who gives this experience a bad review is missing the point. This tells the story of San Francisco in a very entertaining way. The actors are funny and engaging. I loved it and am now taking my teens to it so that they can be "Shanghai'd" ... LOL
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lauramadd1
Calgary, Canada
"Girls trip to San Francisco from Calgary,Alberta"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 28, 2019 NEW
I thought the dungeon was awesome! I had never went to one of these before! The actors were great and funny ! I Just want to say thanks to the handsome guy sitting next to me for making me feel safe! 😂
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O8610TQjanea
Sydney, Australia
"Ok only."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed November 02, 2019
Was a bit disappointed with this attraction. Having been to London Dungeons several times I had high hopes for this one. This was not to be. Tour was disjointed and difficult to hear the presentation at times. The drop ride at the end was also an anticlimax.
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PasadenaCAMom
Pasadena, CA
"Worth it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2019
We got a Groupon to visit the Dungeon. All 4 of us including a 10 year old and 12 year old really enjoyed it. It was a bit scary but nothing that wasn’t on a “scary fun” level. The experience runs every 30 minutes and wasn’t crowded on a Monday. It was totally in the spirit of Halloween so it was especially fun to visit in October. Recommended for tourists and locals.
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Elaine B
Vancouver Island, Canada
"A fun day out"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 13, 2019
I spent around an hour with my friend in the dungeon, I was expecting more, as I have been to the London Dungeon. The actors were very good in their roles, however, more actors would have created a better more suspenseful experience. Even if they had wax models explaining all the different events in history. There is so much more effects that could be used to make it more scary. The humour was good and even though I expected more, it was still fun.
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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.

What are the hours of operation?
The San Francisco Dungeon is typically open:
  • Monday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday – Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Hours of operation are subject to change.