Indigenous Peoples Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering

Event has passed (Thu Nov 24, 2016 - Thu Nov 24, 2016)
Alcatraz Cruises
ticket booth opens at 3:45, boats depart approx every 15 minutes from 4:15am - 6am
Family, City, Holiday Event
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Indigenous People's Sunrise Gathering
Thursday, November 24, 2016

** Online ticket sales are no longer available for this event. However, a limited number will be available for sale at the Pier 33 ticket booth on the day of the event. Please arrive early. **

Please note this is not the standard Alcatraz tour.

There are no regular Alcatraz tours offered on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016. All participants in the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering must return to Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing upon conclusion of the ceremony.

The Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering is a commemoration of the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by the “Indians of All Tribes” and is a one day event. This is not the standard Alcatraz Island tour and all areas with the exception of where the ceremony takes place will be closed and inaccessible to the general public.

The ticket booth opens at 3:45am on Thursday, November 24, 2016 and boats will depart Pier 33 approximately every 15 minutes from 4:15am to 6:00am. We encourage guests to purchase and print tickets on the web.

Tickets can also be purchased by calling 415-981-7625 (ROCK) or from the ticket booth at Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing. The ticket booth opens at 3:45am and general admission is $14.00 per person. Children under 5 years of age are free.

Please also note there is absolutely no sale of merchandise of any kind allowed on Alcatraz Island, at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing, or on the sidewalk outside of Alcatraz Landing.



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