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San Francisco Dungeon
San Francisco Dungeon

San Francisco Dungeon

Daily
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
Very nice
James_S, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Convenient. Parking needs more information. Enjoyed the narration. Head phone jacks were faulty but it was very informative
star-5
Great experience
Raphaelle_G, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Get to see a little bit of everything. All at your own pace as well. Great view of the city. Wear a jacket, it's cold!
star-5
Nice ways to get around SF
ThienNga_L, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Nice way to get around SF to see places. We did the whole ride then hop off and on the destinations we wanted! We book deluxe one which include night tour!
star-5
Perfect way to meet the city
Terry_R, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
We try to do a hop on hop off tour in new cities. This was so informative and really seemed to cover all the sites to see! My only recommendation is I wish our driver was giving the tour because he had such an amazing personality
star-5
Had a great time learning...
Nicole_F, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Had a great time learning about parts of SF. The on board narrative was very informative and the on-off process very friendly.
star-5
Great way to see San Francisco
SUSAN_C, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
This is the easiest way to get around the city. You don’t need to worry about parking or driving; you get to know the lay of the land. Although I was a returning visitor, I did one loop to remind myself of what I wanted to see for longer, and hopped off at several stops in the day. I think it is good value.
star-5
Same as above
Steven_R, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
We were close to the big bus pick up location which made it easy for us. The tours we took were perfect for our itenerery. We would definitely do it again next time we are in SF.
star-4
Good
Jason_O, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
All was good. Good info with the tour guide. One driver was a little rough but overall I would do it again

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
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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