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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
Wonderful!
Lori_T, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Great way to see the San Francisco bay area. I used this bus yesterday May 17th and there were no issues with wait times. We waited no more than 10-15 mins for a bus to come by at each stop. Those negative reviews were likely during covid. So don't hesitate to use this method of getting around to see the city and Golden Gate Bridge. You won't regret it.
star-5
San Fran getaway
Cherisse_D, Apr 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Great trip if you want to see the highlights of San Fran. Some of the stops are removed it seems since covid. Our bus driver was awesome! Had a good time
star-5
Incredible!!!!!
Esther_H, Mar 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
What a fantastic time we had! 10 family members from 8 to 65 years old and we ALL had a blast! Staff were friendly, always with a smile and very helpful! The day flew-by way too quickly! We saw the best that beautiful San Francisco has to offer from clean, safe buses! This is a must to do for everyone!
star-4
So easy and fun! Would...
Danielle_S, Mar 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
So easy and fun! Would definitely go again with family! Staffs are very nice and accommodating. They just want your safety and for you to have fun!
star-4
My first time in San Fran
Pavel_T, Jun 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Hi guys,Paul from Prague,Czech Republic here. I really enjoyed the educational audio,roofdeck and I cant forget the night ride that was awesome Thing that was missing for me was bus stops properly marked in your app(I couldnt find the way to get to them).You could add more stops in general,too Overall I enjoyed travelling with you Thank you
star-4
Rest rooms would be great at pickup point
Tom_K, Jun 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Very informative nice day Worth the money everything was good except the fact we had to use the restroom and had to go down the street to Starbucks and stand in line to use there facilities
star-5
Going over the Golden...
Annette_V, Jun 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Going over the Golden Gate Bridge and the drivers were very helpful and had great personalities! They also drove very safe. We loved it.
star-5
Best tour!
Jessica_S, Jun 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Buses ran every 15. Didn’t have to wait too long until next one came. Sufficient! Got to see all the SF hot spots in 1 day. Best tour ever! Highly recommend for solo or for groups.
star-5
Lifetime of memories on the bus tour.
merwin, Jun 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Tour was excellent and the app was very useful. The drivers were also very friendly and polite. Will definitely recommend.
star-4
Great trip. Everything...
George_B, Jun 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Great trip. Everything was really nice. We would do it again next time we are here. I recommend taking this tour.
star-5
Great way to see a lot of the city and have no personal car
GARY_E, Jun 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Entire experience was terrific. Entire experience was terrific Entire experience was terrific. Entire experience was terrific Entire experience was terrific
star-5
Good value
Richard_R, Jun 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Lots of good info—a nice overview and transportation around town. Friendly staff always ready to help.
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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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