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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
Eastern State Penitentiary

(??.? miles from you)

2027 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
United States


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Why You Should Go...

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. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells held ne

Explore Eastern State's historic cellblocks through a self-guided audio tour, narrated by award-winning actor Steve Buscemi, or a guide-led tour & discussion, now available seven days a week.

 Learn about the penitentiary's history and relevance today through 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...

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. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells held nearly 85,000 people over its long history, including bank robber "Slick Willie" Sutton and "Scarface" Al Capone.

Explore Eastern State's historic cellblocks through a self-guided audio tour, narrated by award-winning actor Steve Buscemi, or a guide-led tour & discussion, now available seven days a week.

 Learn about the penitentiary's history and relevance today through 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...

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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!

Available experiences subject to change. Visit www.EasternState.org for current hours of operation and latest information.

Night Tours will be open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night from May 25 - September 4.

Thursdays $21 online / $23 at the door

Fridays $23 online / $25 at the door

Saturdays $28 online / $30 at the door

Sundays $21 online / $23 at the door

Mondays $21 online / $23 at the door

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...

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. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells held nearly 85,000 people over its long history, including bank robber "Slick Willie" Sutton and "Scarface" Al Capone.

Explore Eastern State's historic cellblocks through a self-guided audio tour, narrated by award-winning actor Steve Buscemi, or a guide-led tour & discussion, now available seven days a week.

 Learn about the penitentiary's history and relevance today through 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

How You Can Follow...

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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!

Available experiences subject to change. Visit www.EasternState.org for current hours of operation and latest information.

Night Tours will be open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night from May 25 - September 4.

Thursdays $21 online / $23 at the door

Fridays $23 online / $25 at the door

Saturdays $28 online / $30 at the door

Sundays $21 online / $23 at the door

Mondays $21 online / $23 at the door

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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