Alcatraz Maps

If you’re looking for an Alcatraz map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected 8 free Alcatraz Island maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Alcatraz is a part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and this page only focuses on the Alcatraz unit. You can also browse the best-selling Alcatraz books on Amazon.

Note that Alcatraz is just one unit managed by Golden Gate National Recreation Area. You can see maps of the other San Francisco-area locations on the Golden Gate Maps page.

Alcratraz map from the park brochures

Alcatraz mapHere is the official Alcatraz map (200 kb) from the brochure, labeling the points of interest and showing the location of where to begin the cellhouse audio tour and other visitor facilities.

Alcatraz Island mapThis is an overhead Alcatraz Island map (400 kb), showing the island from a top-down view including the route from the ferry dock to the cellhouse and lighthouse on top of the island.

Alcatraz cellhouse map

Alcatraz cellhouse mapHere’s an Alcatraz cellhouse map (150 kb), focusing on cellblocks A-D and labeling other features such as the mess hall, kitchen, library, visiting room, and other prison features.

Historical Alcatraz maps

1867 Alcatraz mapHere’s an 1867 map of Alcatraz Island (550 kb). You can see in this era, it wasn’t yet a prison but a military fort. The defensive barracks shown in the center would later become the citadel and first prison.

1910 Alcatraz Island mapThe 1910 Alcatraz Island plans map (1.1 mb) is a little hard to read but includes a legend that labels the various proposed buildings to be built. Note how these facility plans preview the current island layout.

1910 Alcatraz prison mapThis 1910 Alcatraz prison map (500 kb) shows the proposed interior of the main prison building as Colonel Taylor envisioned it. You’ll see that the actual prison was built pretty closely to these plans.

1977 Alcatraz mapThe 1977 Alcatraz map (500 kb) portrays Alcatraz Island as it was in 1977 after it was decommissioned as a prison. Compare the “ruins” on this map with the buildings found on the ones above!

San Francisco lodging map

Interactive San Francisco lodging mapIf you’re looking for a place to stay on your San Francisco visit, you might want to check out the interactive lodging map to the right. You can filter lodging by price, neighborhood, and rating. Fisherman’s Wharf is a popular place to stay of out-of-towners; start by browsing Expedia’s top-rated Fisherman’s Wharf lodging (or’s list). The Wharf is about a 10-minute walk from the Alcatraz ferry.

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