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San Francisco Dungeon
San Francisco Dungeon

San Francisco Dungeon

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145 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, California

The Basics

San Francisco Dungeon consists of 10 different scenes from the city’s past, including a Wild West saloon, a gold mine shaft, a courtroom, Chinatown streets, and a ship manned by shanghaied sailors. Expect sensory effects, and ghoulish yet lighthearted audience participation as you move through each attraction on foot.

Timed admission tickets can be purchased in advance and mean that you avoid waiting in the ticket line on arrival. The dungeon is also included on several San Francisco attraction and sightseeing passes, and can be visited in conjunction with Madame Tussaud's wax museum, located next door, with a combo ticket.

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Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

star-5
Great day activity in San Fran with our nephews!
EugeneS_U, Sep 2021
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
1st morning bus was clean and speaker for audio were clear!! 2nd bus in the afternoon had half functioning audio machine, volume and channel-dials were defective. 3rd bus in the afternoon driver was very kind an patient, we had to run to catch the bus. Thanks for waiting sir! 😇
star-5
Great Classic tour
Nancy_P, Jul 2021
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Friendly staff Good narratives with historical facts Clean bus Good schedule Should provide wind xwarnings before crossing bridge
star-5
Great experience!
Sara, Jul 2021
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
The guides were great, bus was clean and guided tour was informative. Good for all ages and needs. Worth the money
star-5
History
Edward_A, Jan 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Learning history of San Francisco. Didn’t know there was an ‘emperor, story of height ashbury, Golden Gate Bridge.
star-5
Very interesting tour. Informative and enjoyable. Thank you.
Robert_B, Dec 2021
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. Also enjoyed traveling through downtown and the Golden Gate Park. Ver informative to hear the history of SF.
star-5
Great way to see the city
lee, Dec 2021
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Our driver, David was welcoming and super helpful. The weather was wet, windy and cold but the tour of the city was still good.
star-5
Nice first day!
karen_m, Dec 2021
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
We got the bus at 11:30 am and went right to the top We traveled to every section of the city concluding with the Golden Gate Bridge. We didn’t get off because it was our first day we got back around
star-5
Great way to see San Francisco
Janet_A, Dec 2021
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Buses were on time. Audio was very clear and insightful commentary on SanFrancisco sites. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Only way to tour the city!
Rachel_S, Nov 2021
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
I loved the information of the audio tour. I've been to the city but the audio portion had so much insight into the diverse history of the city. Highly recommend but bring a light jacket.
star-4
Brad was excellent at...
Sonya_K, Nov 2021
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Brad was excellent at getting us another bus due to crowd size etc. The tour of the city was nice. A good way to see the city. Only downsize was the audio. Could here the music but not the tour/city information.
star-5
A beautiful day!
carolyn_s, Nov 2021
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
The beauty of San Francisco was very evident. Easy to get on and off- made 3 stops and could walk to the next stop with 4 young kids.
star-4
Not hearing the...
janet_h, Nov 2021
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Not hearing the narrative. Ear buds are useless to those of us who use hearing aids. Please advise to bring own listening devices.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Themed souvenir photos can be purchased at the end of your dungeon experience.

  • Due to frightening elements, the dungeon is not recommended for young children.

  • Parts of the dungeon are dark and confined, and may not be suitable for visitors with claustrophobia.

  • Strobe lights are use during parts of the show; these areas are labeled in advance, so visitors with photosensitive epilepsy can request to skip them.

  • Most of the dungeon is wheelchair accessible and safe for pregnant women, with the exception of the Shanghai Kelly show and ride.

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How to Get There

San Francisco Dungeon is located in the Fisherman’s Wharf district of San Francisco. It’s easily reached by the F streetcar, the Powell/Hyde or Powell/Mason cable cars, and public buses 19, 30, 39, 47, and 49. There is no onsite parking, but several paid lots are nearby.

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When to Get There

The dungeon is open Thursday through Monday, with fewer crowds on weekdays. Shows run every 30 minutes and last about an hour. The dungeon is a great way to get into the spooky spirit around Halloween.

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Along Fisherman’s Wharf

San Francisco Dungeon fits easily into a day spent at Fisherman’s Wharf, one of San Francisco's most popular destinations. Come face-to-face with California's marine life at Pier 39, known for its wild sea lions and Aquarium of the Bay, or cruise beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island on a San Francisco Bay cruise. Dine on clam chowder and sourdough bread at a waterfront restaurant, finishing on a sweet note with a chocolate treat at Ghirardelli Square.

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