Eastern State Penitentiary
Photo by J. Fusco for Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

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, this was the world's first true "penitentiary," a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of prisoners. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America's most notorious criminals, including bank robber "Slick Willie" Sutton and Al Capone.

The penitentiary is open seven days a week, year-round. Admission includes "The Voices of Eastern State" Audio Tour, narrated by actor Steve Buscemi; Hands-On History interactive experiences; history exhibits; and a critically acclaimed series of artist installations.

Pricing
Adult $14.00
Senior (age 62+) $12.00
Student (ID required) $10.00
Child (age 7 - 12) $10.00
Sub Total: $0.00
Hours
Open Daily
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (final entry 4 p.m.)
Accessibility

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Location

Eastern State Penitentiary

2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
United States

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