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San Francisco Dungeon Tours

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San Francisco Dungeon
The first US version of Europe’s popular dungeon attractions, the San Francisco Dungeon takes you on spooky journey through the city’s gruesome past, from Gold Rush fever to Alcatraz escapes. During this immersive theatrical experience, live actors and special effects bring 200 hundred years of San Francisco’s history to life.

The Basics
San Francisco Dungeon consists of 10 different scenes from the city’s past, including a Wild West saloon, a gold mine shaft, a courtroom, Chinatown streets, and a ship manned by shanghaied sailors. Expect sensory effects, and ghoulish yet lighthearted audience participation as you move through each attraction on foot.

Timed admission tickets can be purchased in advance and mean that you avoid waiting in the ticket line on arrival. The dungeon is also included on several San Francisco attraction and sightseeing passes, and can be visited in conjunction with Madame Tussaud's wax museum, located next door, with a combo ticket.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Themed souvenir photos can be purchased at the end of your dungeon experience.
  • Due to frightening elements, the dungeon is not recommended for young children.
  • Parts of the dungeon are dark and confined, and may not be suitable for visitors with claustrophobia.
  • Strobe lights are use during parts of the show; these areas are labeled in advance, so visitors with photosensitive epilepsy can request to skip them.
  • Most of the dungeon is wheelchair accessible and safe for pregnant women, with the exception of the Shanghai Kelly show and ride.
How to Get There
San Francisco Dungeon is located in the Fisherman’s Wharf district of San Francisco. It’s easily reached by the F streetcar, the Powell/Hyde or Powell/Mason cable cars, and public buses 19, 30, 39, 47, and 49. There is no onsite parking, but several paid lots are nearby.

When to Get There
The dungeon is open Thursday through Monday, with fewer crowds on weekdays. Shows run every 30 minutes and last about an hour. The dungeon is a great way to get into the spooky spirit around Halloween.

Along Fisherman’s Wharf
San Francisco Dungeon fits easily into a day spent at Fisherman’s Wharf, one of San Francisco's most popular destinations. Come face-to-face with California's marine life at Pier 39, known for its wild sea lions and Aquarium of the Bay, or cruise beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island on a San Francisco Bay cruise. Dine on clam chowder and sourdough bread at a waterfront restaurant, finishing on a sweet note with a chocolate treat at Ghirardelli Square.
Address: 145 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, California, USA
Hours: Daily
Admission: Adult $25; Children $20
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are San Francisco Dungeon hours of operation?
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San Francisco Dungeon hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book San Francisco Dungeon tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since San Francisco Dungeon can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 8 San Francisco Dungeon tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit San Francisco Dungeon 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to San Francisco Dungeon costs USD 20.00. Guided San Francisco Dungeon tours start around USD 20.00 per person. See all 8 San Francisco Dungeon tickets and tours on Viator.
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