The Alcatraz Guard Badges replicate the correctional officer emblems and insignias that were given for exceptional service to the men who guarded the toughest inmates in America. These outstanding reproductions were created from the original pins.
Harmonica - Alcatraz
Strike up the band! Step into history and join the Alcatraz "Rock Islanders" with this fun replica harmonica.
Did You Know?
At US Penitentiary Alcatraz, inmates in good standing could play instruments in the prison band or orchestra. The band regularly performed for guards and other inmates, and held a Christmas concert each year. In the 1930s, Al Capone played the banjo in the band.
Warning: small parts. Not intended for children under 8 years old.
Playing Cards - Alcatraz Rules and Regulations
Every prisoner on Alcatraz Island was subject to many rules and regulations. This fascinating deck of playing cards highlights 52 rules that guided prison life in the most famous prison in Federal Penitentiary history.
Pin - Alcatraz
Support for your favorite parks can go with you anywhere. These pins feature brilliantly colored images by Michael Schwab. 1 1/8" Tall x 3/4" Wide.
Patch - Alcatraz
Show off your support for your favorite parks with these embroidered patches. Packaging comes with iron on instructions (or you can just pin it on). Art by Michael Schwab.
3 5/8" Tall x 2 3/8" Wide.
Boxed Rock - Save the Rock
Take home a piece of history!
This chunk of concrete is a byproduct of a major rehabilitation effort now underway on Alcatraz Island. It has been inspected by park historic preservation specialists to be sure that it contains nothing of research potential. The project, which includes a stabilization of the historic cellhouse, is generating several tons of demolition debris that must be removed from the island.
With your purchase, you have made a contribution to the ongoing preservation and restoration of Alcatraz Island for future generations.
Warning: this product is not a toy. Not for children under age of 12. Do not remove from box.
Material: concrete, plastic
Sizes vary; each rock is unique.
Due to the nature of concrete, box may be slightly scratched.
DVD - Escapes from Alcatraz
One rocky island. Thirty-four desperate men. An insatiable hunger for freedom. From the bloody Battle of '46 to the brilliant 1962 Great Escape, these are the incredible true stories of the fourteen escape attempts at US Penitentiary Alcatraz.
Closed captions available
Length: 42 minutes
DVD - Secrets of Alcatraz
Relive desperate escape attempts, explore a hidden military fort, view rare footage from the Indian of All Tribes Occupation, and more, in this fascinating Emmy Award-winning documentary about the Secrets of Alcatraz.
Closed captions available
Length: 48 minutes
Pop Out and Play Set - Alcatraz Island
Let your imagination soar with this Alcatraz Island Pop Out and Play Set.
Sitting in the middle of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island is an exciting place. A popular national park surrounded by a bustling seaport, it's a great place to take in some spectacular sights—from windsurfers to sailboats, or even a whale or two, you never know what you might see in the sea!
With this charming pop-out play set, you can create and enjoy your very own Alcatraz Island. Each play set contains three pop-out sheets, made from sturdy paper board printed with vegetable-based ink. Perforated cut-outs and simple notches allow for easy assembly.
Dimensions, unassembled: 5.75" wide x 8.25" tall x 0.25" thick
Dimensions, assembled: 8.25" wide x 5.75" deep x 4.25" tall
Designed and developed in the USA
Manufactured in China
WARNING: contains small parts. Not recommended for children under 4 years.
Comic - Escape from Alcatraz: The Claw Hammer Breakout
On a quiet afternoon in May 1938, three desperate men came face-to-face with correctional officers who stood between them and freedom. In the violent escape attempt that followed, one of the most brutal in Alcatraz's history, the three inmates—Rufus Franklin, James Lucas, and Thomas Limerick—would stop at nothing to get off the Rock.
Find out what happened in The Claw Hammer Breakout, the ninth installment of our "Escape from Alcatraz" comic book series.
Caution: graphic depiction of a violent escape attempt
Comic written by Jon Eastman Artwork and lettering by K.R. McClellan
28 pages, soft cover
Dimensions: 6.75" wide x 10" tall
Includes resealable protective bag
Printed in Northern California
Board Book - Lighthouse Saves the Day
Make storytime an adventure with our Lighthouse Saves the Day board book. Journey the seas with ships, birds, and sea animals as you discover the world of coastal lighthouses. With easily-graspable sturdy board pages, rounded corners, and brightly-colored illustrations, it's designed to please eager little readers for years to come.
Poem by Robert Lieber Illustrations by Aleks Petrovitch
Ages 3 and up
Dimensions: 5.75" wide x 5.75" tall x 0.5" thick
Designed and developed by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Manufactured in China
Book - Alcatraz Dining Magazine
Get a taste of history with Alcatraz Dining magazine. Discover menus, inmate stories, and more in this fascinating volume. Filled with dining-related historical photographs and artifacts from the Rock's most infamous era, it serves up a unique perspective on what everyday life was like for prisoners who lived on the island.
Did You Know?
At US Penitentiary Alcatraz (1934-1963), prisoners ate three meals a day in the dining hall. Filled with the entire prison population during mealtimes, the dining hall was considered the most dangerous place on Alcatraz.
Paperback, 61 pages
Printed in the USA on recycled paper
Book - Beyond Alcatraz Accordion Book
During USP Alcatraz's 29 years (1934 - 1963), America changed in dramatic social, political, and cultural ways. Through inspiring photographs, our stunning 6-foot long fold-out timeline highlights 29 groundbreaking events that changed the nation. On the reverse side is a collection of historic images of daily life inside the walls of Alcatraz. Read it as a normal book, or fold it out to almost 12 feet long to see it all at once!
60 pages of pictures and information
Dimensions: 4" Wide x 6" Tall x 1.25" Deep
Book - Alcatraz From Inside
Experience history come to life with this best-selling memoir by former Alcatraz inmate Jim Quillen.
At age 22, Jim was on the run from California's San Quentin State Prison. He thought he had made a lucky escape, until he was caught and sentenced to 45 years inside America's toughest prison, US Penitentiary Alcatraz Island...
This captivating memoir tells the true story of life inside the prison, from terrifying times in solitary confinement, to encounters with the notorious "Birdman" of Alcatraz. At once both candid and contemplative, it is an inspiring tale of a young man's journey to find humanity amidst isolation, and hope amidst despair.
Dimensions: 5" wide x 7 3/4" tall x 3/4" thick
Paperback format, 260 pages
Printed in the USA
Comic - Escape from Alcatraz: The Lone Wolf Breakout
For ten years, a quiet Alcatraz inmate known as a lone wolf made his plans. it was one of the Rock's most complicated breakout schemes. His story started with a train robbery...
Our third issue of "Escapes from Alcatraz" features the daring escape attempt of Alcatraz inmate John Giles. Written and Illustrated by Dan Archer.
20 pages, soft cover.
Book - Alcatraz The Last Day
Experience Alcatraz like you've never seen it before with Alcatraz the Last Day.
From 1934 to 1963, US Penitentiary Alcatraz was a maximum-security federal prison, home to some of the United States' most notorious criminals. Situated prominently in the center of San Francisco Bay and shrouded in secrecy, the mysterious island prison captivated the American public's attention. When the penitentiary's closure was announced in early 1963, news agencies from around the world lined up to cover the event. On March 21, 1963, the editors of Life magazine sent an accomplished California-based photographer named Leigh Wiener to shoot the island's closure.
In this captivating volume, over one hundred black-and-white photographs documenting Alcatraz's final hours as a federal prison have been reproduced from Leigh Wiener's private collection. These never-before-published prints not only provide an intimate view of the island and its residents, but also document Wiener's consummate skill as an artist.
Paperback, 125 pages
Dimensions: 8.75" wide x 8.5" tall x 0.375" thick
Designed and developed in the USA
Printed in Hong Kong
Comic - Escape from Alcatraz: The Final Breakout
San Francisco Bay's brutal currents and bitterly cold water have taken many a life from those who test its power. One dark and rainy winter night, two reckless men with long rap sheets and a desperate need to escape from the world's most infamous prison took the plunge!
Our fourth issue of "Escape from Alcatraz" features the daring escape attempt of Alcatraz inmates John Paul Scott, and Darl Dee Parker.
Witten and illustrated by Wren Nowan and Michael Reardon
25 Pages, soft cover.
Caution: Graphic Depiction of a Violent Alcatraz Escape Attempt
Book - Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz (2nd edition)
Explore the work of contemporary artist Ai WeiWei and examine the concept of freedom with this captivating volume, the official exhibition catalog for @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz.
@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz was organized by the FOR-SITE Foundation in partnership with the National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. The critically-acclaimed 2014 exhibition featured multimedia installations and sculptures that Ai Weiwei created specifically for Alcatraz--a 19th-century military fortress, notorious federal penitentiary, site of Native American heritage and protest, and now one of America's most visited national parks. Revealing unexpected perspectives on Alcatraz and its layered legacy, @Large prompted visitors to consider the implications of incarceration and the possibilities of art as an act of conscience.
In this handsome catalog, readers can explore the body of Ai WeiWei's work. The volume includes photos of installation pieces taken at the artist's Beijing studio, photographs of his earlier works, and a timeline of Alcatraz that takes the reader through the infamous island's long, rich history.
Preface by Frank Dean, former General Superintendent of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and Greg Moore, former President and CEO of the Parks Conservancy
Introduction by For-Site Executive Director and exhibit curator Cheryl Haines
In-depth look at Ai Weiwei's life and influences by award-winning scholar Maya Kovskaya, PhD
A statement from the artist
Soft cover, 112 pages
Dimensions: 10" x 7.5"
Edited by David Spalding
Designed by Vivian Young
This updated 2nd edition of the catalog includes an additional chapter with new content and images of the Alcatraz exhibit.