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The San Francisco Dungeon
145 Jefferson Street
Suite 500
San Francisco
CA
94133
Tel: 855 753 9999

Directions

They are just in between the new Madame Tussauds and the Rainforest Cafe on Jefferson St, which is between Taylor St and Mason St. Unfortunately they don't have a parking garade, but tehre are several parking lots on Fisherman's Wharf.

You can also get public transport using the MUNI services, including the F-Market and Wharves, Powell/Hyde Cable Car and the Powell/Mason Cable Car.

Where are we going today?

It's story time!  But this time, it's not your average story...oh no.  You won't be tucked up in your comfortable bed to hear these stories, nor will you be sitting with your friends in your nice bright classroom.  Not at the San Francisco Dungeon!

No, these stories will be told to you underneath the streets of San Francisco...where you will learn about 200 years of fascinating San Francisco history with those who lived through it (well, kind of - they are played brilliantly through 9 live actor shows)

Immerse yourself in the 360 sets, where you will feel like you have actually time travelled back to a time where things weren't so pleasant!  A time where kids like you didn't have Facebook and computers!  (Scary!)

Over 60 minutes you will descend into lives and legends of the past (the exciting bits of it anyway!) where you will come face to face with people like the sinister Miss Piggott, the Wild West saloon owner!  Or perhaps you want to say hello to the infamous crimper, Shanghai Kelly!

The experience is completely themed, with total authenticity and theatrical storytelling.  You'll pass through the Lost Mines of Sutter's Creek, where gold was first discovered, and even visit Alcatraz, where they held the most heinous of criminals!

Perhaps you might get tried in the court?  Perhaps you might not get a fair trial....!  That is, if you're not struck down by the plague!

Ideally for those 10 and older, due to the scaaaaaary nature of some of the stories, (and the dark boat ride!), the Dungeon will give you a glimpse into the past....where no-one will hear you scream!  (well, except the kids around you, and maybe your family, but they might all be screaming too!)

Mwah ha ha ha ha! History has never been so real!  

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When can we go?

11am - 10pm

Everyday of the year!

I'm Hungry!

There are so many tasty places to eat in San Francisco that you will be spoilt for choice! But word of advice...perhaps eat after your journey into the depths of history! .

Any Top Tips?

All personal items have to be taken with you (they might not want to miss out!) so just be aware there are two flights of stairs and strollers will need to be carried up. .

Need a little extra help?

They welcome all guests with disabilities, as well as any carers and helpers. Wheelchair users can navigate their way around the Dungeon using level pathways, however it's worth noting that some of the floor surfaces are uneven due to the attractions.

Access can also be gained via low gradient slopes, a wheelchair lift and a stair climber. They can only accept one wheelchair per tour, due to safety reasons. They are unfortunately unable to allow electronic wheelchairs. If you have any concerns, best ring ahead and have a chat to them. They will be happy to help!

The Shanghai Kelly ride unfortunately is not accessible for wheelchairs. .

More information

You may get wet! We won't tell you where or how....that's the surprise! .

What people are saying?

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    Scary experience and fun for tourists, but did not live up to expectations. We got our tickets on Groupon at a discount, but you still have to sign in at the front and possibly wait for the next tour. The ride consists of guides that give you details and stories of San Francisco's dark past. While it may be a bit too frightening for kids, my friends and I enjoyed the tour. Definitely something only to do once though. Also, dress lightly. The place was WAY too warm, even on a cool SF evening.

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    So 19 of us headed over at different time, thinking the final show was 8:00pm, so we took our time eating dinner at the Ferry building before heading over on the F train. Some of our friends got their earlier and found out we needed to be there by 7:00pm for the final show. So in a great rush we headed down that way. This place is next to the wax museum, the signage gets all mixed in with all the flashing signs. We get in and were rushed through the photography done in the beginning because they wanted us to start the tour ASAP. So we got one...Read More

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    Very good. I actually took my 9 year old niece, somewhat reluctantly, but she talked me into it. She loved it and wants to go again. There is humor mixed in that tames the scariness for kids. Some scattered bad language and sexual inuendo, which would probably be the biggest limiting factor for kids. Lots of frightful laughter from many older guests. Guests are actively involved in each part of the tour. I enjoyed it. The sets are well designed and high quality. I wish the tour lasted a little bit longer, but it was very good overall. ...Read More

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    Walking in I had no expectations. I had not been to their website nor had I been told what to expect. What a surprise this was! An immersive and educational experience with elaborate sets, costumes, lighting, sound effects, actors (or are they?) that one would expect to see from the likes of such companies as Disney on their own home turf. The actors themselves can not be overlooked as being the real powerhouses behind this experience. Each has a specific role to play for each section of the dungeon, and all of them were fully committed to the dark...Read More

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    Woohoo, the first to review!!! I saw the advertisement and we decided to check it out. It was a lot of fun. The people were very nice and the tour was a blast. I love how much each employee gets into character. The atmosphere will make you part of the show :)

    If you're in Fisherman's Wharf, visit this attraction

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by Tu Lam

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So 19 of us headed over at different time, thinking the final show was 8:00pm, so we took our time eating dinner at the Ferry building before heading over on the F train. Some of our friends got their earlier and found out we needed to be there by 7:00pm for the final show. So in a great rush we headed down that way. This place is next to the wax museum, the signage gets all mixed in with all the flashing signs. We get in and were rushed through the photography done in the beginning because they wanted us to start the tour ASAP. So we got one group picture taken and sent on our way down a stairwell. They tell you to use the bathroom before starting the tour. You go through different rooms with different themes, it's quite fun because they were using people in the audience, but twice they used their own staff member. We were laughing really hard at our friend who got picked from the back of the room. The whole process took a little over an hour, at the end, we got a chance to buy our group photo. We only had the option of a large print for $20 which will hang at the office. I didn't find it scary at all and it was way more fun to go with a group of friends.

by Joseph Hughes

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Very good. I actually took my 9 year old niece, somewhat reluctantly, but she talked me into it. She loved it and wants to go again. There is humor mixed in that tames the scariness for kids. Some scattered bad language and sexual inuendo, which would probably be the biggest limiting factor for kids. Lots of frightful laughter from many older guests. Guests are actively involved in each part of the tour. I enjoyed it. The sets are well designed and high quality. I wish the tour lasted a little bit longer, but it was very good overall.

by Jeremy Minagro

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Walking in I had no expectations. I had not been to their website nor had I been told what to expect. What a surprise this was! An immersive and educational experience with elaborate sets, costumes, lighting, sound effects, actors (or are they?) that one would expect to see from the likes of such companies as Disney on their own home turf. The actors themselves can not be overlooked as being the real powerhouses behind this experience. Each has a specific role to play for each section of the dungeon, and all of them were fully committed to the dark horror-esq theme that the producers and director were clearly going for. The San Francisco Dungeon is part Haunted-House part historical dramatization part improvisational theatre, the whole of which amounts to a highly interactive superbly produced fun house. Bring your family.

~Jeremy Minagro

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