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Normal Entry Price: Adult $16

Normal Entry Price: Child $12

Eastern State Penitentiary

The towering Gothic facade of the Eastern State Penitentiary has a haunting presence in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood. In reality, though, the wheel-shaped penitentiary is a historic landmark and represents a once revolutionary era in prison reform. Founded by Quakers who believed that solitary confinement could reform criminals, the Eastern State Penitentiary set the stage for hundreds of future prisons worldwide. Today, you can visit Al Capone’s former cell, take an audio tour narrated by Steve Buscemi, and see unique art installations like “Ghost Cats” surrounding the eerie grounds.

What You Get

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

Hours & Admission


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

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)


    Closest Bus Stop

    • 22nd St & Fairmount Av


    CitySightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Tour Stops

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

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