Back by popular demand, “Alcatraz: Life on the Rock” is now on display at San Francisco’s Parc 55 hotel. This well-curated exhibit, which is slated to run through June 28, 2018, commemorates the 55th anniversary of the closure of the island prison, and gives visitors a look at what life was really like on “The Rock”.
And not only is there barrier-free access to this exhibit, but it’s also free!
Additionally, the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, also has a few Alcatraz exhibits in their lobby, including a replica jail cell and an escape route display.
And like the Parc 55 exhibit, the Hilton exhibit is wheelchair-accessible and free!
As an added bonus, you can get an even closer look at Alcatraz prison life, at one of these free lectures given by former residents and Alcatraz experts.
- February 28 – former inmate Bill Baker
- March 21 – former guard/last man on prison grounds Jim Albright
- April 26 – historian John Martini – Alcatraz Island: 200 Years on the Rock
- May 24 – former resident and warden’s daughter Jolene Babyak
The lectures will be held at the Cable 55 restaurant in the Parc 55, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
For more information on the exhibit and lectures visit www.alcatraztravelingexhibit.com
Additionally, if you’d like to stay a spell in San Francisco, both the Parc 55 and the Hilton Union Square are also offering an exclusive Alcatraz Escape Weekender Package, which includes accommodations, a self-guided tour of the two exhibits and a special keepsake. Package rates start at $259 per night. For more information check out the links below.