Saturday, Jul 26, 2014


San Quentin Prison Museum
Building #106, Dolores Way, PO Box 205
San Quentin, CA, 94964, US
P: (415) 454-8808
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website : click to visit
San Quentin Prison Museum


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General Overview
California established a State Prison system in 1851 in response to increased criminal activity brought on by the sudden influx of men seeking their fortune in the gold fields. Originally a private enterprise, a temporary prison was set up on the Waban, a 268 ton bark (ship). As it quickly became overcrowded and escapes common, building began for a permanent facility on Pt. San Quentin in 1852. - The museum .. founded in 1985 .. is managed by the San Quentin Museum Association
Hours of Operation and Special Fees
Visit takes about an hour. Wheelchair accessible. The museum is on prison property through the main gate on the right. Check with the guard before walking through. Cameras are not allowed inside the gate.

M-F 10-4, Sat 11:45-3:15 .. Ages 12-55 $2.00, Seniors, students with ID, State employees $1.00.
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