Discover Alcatraz Through Tactile Maps

Discover Alcatraz: A Tour of the Rock is the latest in our ongoing series of Golden Gate National Recreation Area maps. If you are blind or have low vision these maps will motivate and inspire you to visit and explore Alcatraz with confidence.

Discover Alcatraz: A Tour of the Rock, consists of fifty-three pages of tactile maps, elevations, features, and braille designed to be as informative as the standard visual, self-guided information pamphlet. It contains a timeline of Alcatraz Island, compelling historical information about different eras of the Rock, contextual information on important structures, interesting trivia and a map of the island. Also included are two cartographic aspects: an overview of the island and an elevation map, which describe the island’s topography.

For more information about Discover Alcatraz and other GGNRA maps please contact Richard De La O, Accessibility Program Manager at (415) 561-4958, write or visit