San Francisco has never stopped making exciting breakthroughs in the world of tourism to attract tourists to visit the region. If elsewhere prison is the area that must be free of civilians, San Francisco actually made the tour a visit to the prison grounds. Unmitigated, the prison so tourist destinations are the most rigorous prison custody, namely Alcatraz.
Alcatraz Island is so famous through Hollywood movies that feature this island in the movie scene. Alcatraz is described as an island that contains a high level security prison, and reserved for felons. That’s exactly what happened, but the ferocity behind the image attached to it, turned out to Alcatraz also has a feminine side.
This island is a historic place known as The Rock. There is the oldest lighthouse on the west coast of the United States, the castle and the former prison building. The island is now under the management of the National Park Service.
Now, the island that looks haunted become one of the major tourist destinations in San Francisco. Tourists can visit the Museum Collection from Alcatraz, which occupies the former prison building. In the museum there are some space collection distinguished by period. There’s Military Period, Federal Prison, and Indian Occupation.
In addition, there are various symbols of history there include Water Tower, Barracks Building Bridges, Cell House, the ruins of the Warden’s House and the Officers Club, Parade Grounds and Building 64. Turning to the outside of the building, the beautiful island began to be seen in the presence of the Alcatraz Historic Gardens Project, a garden containing the local flora and fauna. Visitors can follow the Garden Tours are only there on Friday and Sunday at 09:45 local time.
There was also a souvenir booth at the Park Store. Various books, videos and Alcatraz themed souvenirs sold there. For those who want a vacation to Alcatraz could come at any time, the island is open all year round and holidays only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. To reach this island, traveler quite ferry ride from Pier 33 is located near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.