The story of the Post on Alcatraces – as it was officially known, is largely untold. Alcatraz was the first U.S. fort on the West Coast, fully garrisoned in 1859.Join the National Park Service and Friends of Civil War Alcatraz for cooking demonstrations, artillery demonstrations, special military tours, medical demonstration etc. during our second Civil War Living History Day on Alcatraz Island.
Be aware that Alcatraz often sells out in advance - we recommend that you purchase tickets in advance at www.alcatrazcruises.com. Tickets include ferry service to and from the island, the recorded cellhouse tour, and access to all other areas of the island usually open to the public.
For questions about Alcatraz and this event call 415-561-4900.
Official Website: http://www.nps.gov/alcatraz
Added by Ranger Craig on September 6, 2008