Welcome to Fisherman’s Wharf newest and spookiest attraction! Located in what formerly was the Wax Museum, the San Francisco Dungeon takes visitors on a frightening journey through the city’s gruesome past, from the Gold Rush era to Alcatraz. The experience consists of 36 enthusiastic and terrifying actors, 200 years of history, one dark boat ride and nine live shows—not to mention the screams! The Dungeon focuses on terror and ghastly stories, yet somehow manages to provoke genuine belly laughs even from those having just screamed bloody murder. Dark and claustrophobia-inducing spaces, working girls, murders, questionable surgical abilities and hair-raising stories await in company of San Francisco’s most sinister characters, like Miss Piggott, the Wild West saloon owner, and the infamous crimper, Shanghai Kelly.
The Dungeon features several attractions, including Gold Rush Greed, Lost Mines of Sutter’s Mill, the Court of San Francisco (slogan: “Give ‘em a fair trial, and hang ‘em high!”), and Ghosts of Alcatraz.
The San Francisco Dungeon is located at 145 Jefferson Street in the Fisherman’s Wharf district. It is accessible by streetcar F. The Dungeon does not have onsite parking, but there is a parking lot nearby at 170 Jefferson Street (maximum daily rate is $35). Entry to the Dungeons costs $26 per adult and $20 per child aged 12 and younger. The Dungeon is open every day of the year—Sunday through Thursday from 12 to 8pm and Friday and Saturday from 12 to 10pm.