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Eastern State Penitentiary


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2027 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
United States

(??.? miles from you)


Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary

(??.? miles from you)

2027 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
United States


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Why You Should Go...

Explore the world's first true penitentiary, a prison designed to inspire penitence, or genuine regret, in the hearts of its inhabitants.

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive p

Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, the penitentiary's vaulted, sky-lit cells held more than 80.000 people over the course of Eastern State's 142-year history, including bank robber "Slick Willie" Sutton and Al Capone.

Tour admission includes "The Voices of Eastern State" Audio Tour (narrated by actor Steve Buscemi), a critically acclaimed series of Artist Installations, and award-winning criminal justice exhibits.

Plus, visit Al Capone's cell, the historic Hospital Block, and the Synagogue.

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Why You Should Go...

Explore the world's first true penitentiary, a prison designed to inspire penitence, or genuine regret, in the hearts of its inhabitants.

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.

Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, the penitentiary's vaulted, sky-lit cells held more than 80.000 people over the course of Eastern State's 142-year history, including bank robber "Slick Willie" Sutton and Al Capone.

Tour admission includes "The Voices of Eastern State" Audio Tour (narrated by actor Steve Buscemi), a critically acclaimed series of Artist Installations, and award-winning criminal justice exhibits.

Plus, visit Al Capone's cell, the historic Hospital Block, and the Synagogue.

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Groups, AAA Members, Military

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals, Bicycle

Parking: Street, Bicycle

Available: Audio Tour, Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

Extra Fun...

Insider Info

Eastern State Penitentiary is a stabilized ruin without climate control.  Tours are an indoor/outdoor experience. Please dress for the weather. Don’t forget a camera – the site is extremely photogenic!

Visit www.EasternState.org for current hours of operation.

Available experiences subject to change. Visit www.EasternState.org for the latest information

Fun Facts

Al Capone served his first prison sentence at Eastern State Penitentiary in 1929. You can see his cell, recreated to look like what it did when he was incarcerated here.

Eastern State Penitentiary was the first building in the United States to have central heat and running water – even before the White House.

Eastern State Penitentiary was the backdrop for many movies, TV shows, and music videos, including 12 Monkeys, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Return to Paradise, a Tina Turner music video, a Dead Milkman music video, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures and many more.

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Why You Should Go...

Explore the world's first true penitentiary, a prison designed to inspire penitence, or genuine regret, in the hearts of its inhabitants.

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.

Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, the penitentiary's vaulted, sky-lit cells held more than 80.000 people over the course of Eastern State's 142-year history, including bank robber "Slick Willie" Sutton and Al Capone.

Tour admission includes "The Voices of Eastern State" Audio Tour (narrated by actor Steve Buscemi), a critically acclaimed series of Artist Installations, and award-winning criminal justice exhibits.

Plus, visit Al Capone's cell, the historic Hospital Block, and the Synagogue.

More...

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Cost: Less than $25

Payment: Cash, MC, Visa, AMEX, Discover

Discounts: Children, Seniors, Students, Groups, AAA Members, Military

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation, Service Animals, Bicycle

Parking: Street, Bicycle

Available: Audio Tour, Self-Guided Tour, Guided Tour, Gift Shop, Souvenirs

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    Holiday Toy Drive
    Donate a new toy or children's book, in its original packaging (but please no gift wrap), any time from November 25 through December 21 and receive a coupon for BOGO Daytime Tour Admission valid through December 31, 2025. We will collect the donations and partner with more than a dozen community organizations to distribute them to local families who have been impacted by incarceration. People may drop off donations during all public tour hours even if they are not planning to take a tour.

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Insider Info

Eastern State Penitentiary is a stabilized ruin without climate control.  Tours are an indoor/outdoor experience. Please dress for the weather. Don’t forget a camera – the site is extremely photogenic!

Visit www.EasternState.org for current hours of operation.

Available experiences subject to change. Visit www.EasternState.org for the latest information

Fun Facts

Al Capone served his first prison sentence at Eastern State Penitentiary in 1929. You can see his cell, recreated to look like what it did when he was incarcerated here.

Eastern State Penitentiary was the first building in the United States to have central heat and running water – even before the White House.

Eastern State Penitentiary was the backdrop for many movies, TV shows, and music videos, including 12 Monkeys, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Return to Paradise, a Tina Turner music video, a Dead Milkman music video, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures and many more.

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