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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
San Francisco tour for locals too.
Deborah_P, Aug 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
The day touring San Francisco over Golden Gate bridge was great. Really informative and well narrated around the chosen points of interest. The busses are clean, on time and smooth rides.
star-5
Excellent
Carrie_P, Jan 2023
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Excellent tour guide & driver!!! It’s an intense drive so having a great driver was a relief! Tour guide was so interesting too!
star-5
Great way to see the highlights
HC_G, Jan 2023
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Cold day but we enjoyed it. Great way to see the highlights when your time is limited. We recommend this.
star-5
Great SanFran tour.
Jacqui_T, Jan 2023
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Great informative and enjoyable tour. Good ride up top on the bus! Very informative commentary. Option to hop on and off at will was why we chose this tour.
star-5
the bus drivers were all...
Tabatha_O, Jan 2023
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
the bus drivers were all friendly and helpful, you could hop on and hop off the bus at any stop. you should definitely bring a raining jacket in case of bad weather conditions :)
star-5
This was our 1st trip...
Belinda_M, Dec 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
This was our 1st trip together to San Francisco as a family. The commentary and view from the top of bus was amazing!
star-5
Great way to experience SanFran
John_M, Dec 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Ghirardelli Square and having an In-n-Out Burger! Drivers were ver helpful & friendly. Thank you Viator
star-5
Will do it again
Clarissa_M, Dec 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
We enjoyed learning about the city where I grew up. Stopped at all the famous SF landmarks. Friendly staff
star-5
On Holiday in San Francisco
Walt_F, Nov 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Ease of use and live updates with the Big Bus Tour app! Tour drivers quite friendly and knowledgeable!
star-5
Using the hop on hop off bus
Charlie_F, Nov 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Great way to see San Franscisco using the hop on hop off bus . spent all day wandering around different areas
star-5
Great way to see San Francisco.....
Vanessa_P, Nov 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Great way to see all the sights in San Francisco, we got off at most stops with buses running every 15mins we got to see all we wanted in one day.
star-5
Easy way to see San Fransico
Bev_E, Nov 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
The audio tour was helpful in getting to know all the areas we. Suited. We didn’t hop off so not sure how quickly you would have been picked up at a stop.
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
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