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Normal Entry Price: Adult $16 | Child $12

Eastern State Penitentiary

The towering Gothic facade of the Eastern State Penitentiary has a haunting presence in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood.

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.

Eastern State Penitentiary with The Sightseeing Pass

  • Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world
  • 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

What You Get

The Sightseeing Pass grants you free admission to the Eastern State Penitentiary.

Hours & Admission

Hours

Daily: 10:00am - 5:00pm. Last entry at 4:00pm.
Thanksgiving Day: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Year's Day: Closed

Please note: Eastern State Penitentiary is temporarily closed until the end of March.

How To Redeem

Present your Sightseeing Pass at the ticket desk at the Eastern State Penitentiary.

Getting There

Eastern State Penitentiary

2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia Pa 19130 (22nd St and Fairmount Ave)

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    Closest Bus Stop

    • 22nd St & Fairmount Av

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    Hop-on Hop-off Tour Stops

    • Tour - Stop 10 (Eastern State Penitentiary)
    • Tour - Stop 11 (Special Events - The Perelman Building)

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