Eastern State Penitentiary

Due to concern regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), Eastern State Penitentiary will be closed to the public beginning March 13

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.

Location: 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Hours: 10am – 5pm, last entry at 4pm

Due to concern regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), Eastern State Penitentiary will be closed to the public beginning March 13

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.

Location: 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Hours: 10am – 5pm, last entry at 4pm

ADULT:

$16.00

CHILD:

$12.00

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adult:

$16.00

child:

$12.00

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