Eastern State Penitentiary

Free Entry with The Sightseeing Pass

Normal Entry Price: Adult $16.00 - Child $12.00

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


• Everyone ages 2+ is required to wear a face covering over their mouth and nose as required by the City of Philadelphia.
• Physical distancing will be required in any queues and throughout the site.
Please keep at least 6 feet (2 meters) between your party and others. Markers will be placed to help ensure spacing between visitors.
• Hand sanitizer will be available, and visitors will be asked to sanitize their hands before entering the site.
• When possible, doors will be propped open to increase ventilation and eliminate high touch points.
• Cleaning, particularly of high-touch areas, will be increased. Plexiglass shields will be installed in admissions and at any other points of sale or contact.
• To reduce contact, a credit or debit card will be required for any on site purchase. Cash cannot be accepted at this time.
• If you are sick or have had contact with some someone with COVID-19 within the past 14 days, please stay home.">

What You Get

  • The Sightseeing Pass grants you free admission to the Eastern State Penitentiary your pass is valid for a daytime tour.

How To Redeem

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

Hours

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

Getting There

Eastern State Penitentiary

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

Telephone: 215-236-5111

  • Closest Bus Stop
  • 22nd St & Fairmount Av
    • Hop-on Hop-off Tour Stops
    • Tour - Stop 10 (Eastern State Penitentiary)
    • Tour - Stop 11 (Special Events - The Perelman Building)

Eastern State Penitentiary

Free Entry with The Sightseeing Pass

Normal Entry Price: Adult $16.00 - Child $12.00