Baseball - Alcatraz
O-242Regular price $9.95
Play ball! Bring history to life with this collectible Alcatraz baseball.
At US Penitentiary Alcatraz, baseball was a way to escape the monotony of prison life. Inmates were allowed to play softball in the recreation yard on Saturdays and Sundays. Competition was fierce, and prisoners named their teams after popular clubs of the day, like the Cardinals, Cubs, and Giants. In October 1955, radio jacks were installed in cells, and as a special treat, inmates were given the day off to listen to Game 7 of the World Series.
Did You Know?
At Alcatraz, due to the scarcity and preciousness of sports equipment, balls hit over the recreation yard wall were considered outs, not home-runs.
Whistle - USP Alcatraz
O-167Regular price $7.95
No weapons were allowed on the floor of the Alcatraz cellhouse, so officers carried whistles to summon help in case of trouble. Whistle blasts also directed inmates to come to attention, stop work, start moving, and other commands. Like many pieces of equipment used in the Alcatraz penitentiary, the brass whistle was originally designed for military use.
Warning: Small parts. Not intended for children under 3 years old.
Harmonica - Alcatraz
O-134Regular price $9.95
Regulation 46 states: "Permission to play instruments in the Band, Orchestra, or bathrooms may be granted to inmates in good standing."
Strike a note and join the Alcatraz Band!
Warning: Small Parts. Not intended for children under 8 years old.
Coloring Book - Views of San Francisco 2nd Edition
B-488Regular price $12.95
Unplug and unwind with Views of San Francisco: A Calming Coloring Book.
Designed and developed in San Francisco and printed in Northern California, this coloring book is all about going local. With over 50 fun illustrations to choose from, you can immerse yourself in San Francisco's diverse neighborhoods, beautiful natural spaces, and colorful history.
This second edition now includes Oracle Ballpark and the new Salesforce Tower!
Did You Know?
Visitors to San Francisco love our park! In 2018, we welcomed 6 million visitors to our eight park information and visitor centers, including Muir Woods, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge.