From Military Garrison to Military Prison to Federal Penitentiary to Native American Occupation to National Park.
My 1st visit to Alcatraz was in 2005 and then went back for the 2nd time this year. The National Park Service has really changed up the experience of Alcatraz. There is a model of Alcatraz and exhibits while you wait to get on the ferry to the island. The ferries has been updated too. You have your picture taken while in line and when you return from your trip to the island you will find your photo with Alcatraz in the background. I enjoy the audio tour because it lets you be a part of the experience.
The Birds of Alcatraz
Coast Guard Taking a Tour with a Park Ranger & A Photobombing Seagull
The Fauna & Floral
Taking the Tour . . . And We Are Walking
Hole #13 – Solitary Confinement Area
(Photos by RSheridan)