Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary
Opened August 11th, 1934
Some of the most famous inmates
The ending of a prison and beginning of a museum
Alcatraz was closed March 21st, 1963 because expenses were way too high compared to other prisons. It held 1,576 prisoners. It will forever be known as one of the most threatening places in the world. “The Rock” holds so many interesting stories from many different people. Alcatraz will forever remain a piece of history.
Alcatraz National Park opened in 1972. The great prison is memorated by an historical museum and welcomes visitors daily.