Visitors walk through four sections exploring the island’s history as a military fortress, federal penitentiary, site of Native American significance and national park. In addition to audio clips, photos and life-sized models, the immersive exhibit includes walk-through cell doors plus letters, keys and other goods from former residents and guards.
“Alcatraz: Life on the Rock” is a joint collaboration between the National Park Service and Alcatraz Cruises, the National Park Service concessioner providing ferry service to Alcatraz Island and a member of the Hornblower family of companies. Alcatraz Cruises partnered with the Hyatt Regency San Francisco to bring the exhibit to the Bay Area for the first time, and it remains open through October 25, 2013.
Entrance is free. Visit the hotel website for directions, and the exhibit site for additional information.