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Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary


Eastern State Penitentiary

Visit America's First True Penitentiary!

The Eastern State Penitentiary was once one of the most expensive and famous prisons in the world.  Like Alcatraz, it now stands as a U.S. landmark.  Eastern State was the first true "penitentiary."  Like the title suggests, a penitentiary is a prison created to help instill penitence (a.k.a. true regret) in its convicted.  Drift into the same cells that were once inhabited by famous criminals, including the notorious Al Capone. A well-known featured exhibit, Al Capone's cell had oriental rugs, fine furniture, a cabinet radio, and other items that allowed to him to live a life of relative luxury within an otherwise restrictive environment.  Do you like interactive exhibits?  Check out the TowerCam, where you put yourself in the shoes of the former guards.  Once you're done exploring the exquisite architecture of Eastern State, you can explore its vast array of vibrant art installations at one of the top attractions in Philadelphia.       

Location: 2124 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19130
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Phone: 215-236-3300
Counties Served:
2124 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19130

Eastern State Penitentiary

One of the Most Fascinating Attractions in PA!

The Eastern State Penitentiary was once one of the most expensive and famous prisons in the world.  Like Alcatraz, it now stands as a U.S. landmark.  Eastern State was the first true "penitentiary."  Drift into the same cells that were once inhabited by famous criminals, including the notorious Al Capone.

Do you like interactive exhibits?  Check out the TowerCam, where you put yourself in the shoes of the former guards.  Once you're done exploring the exquisite architecture of Eastern State, you can explore its vast array of vibrant art installations at one of the top attractions in Pennsylvania.

Location: 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19130
Visit Website: View Website
Phone: 215-236-3300
Counties Served:
2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19130

Eastern State Penitentiary

A Haunting Historical Prison!

Experience a unique kind of Philadelphia history - experience the horror and history of the Eastern State Penitentiary!  Once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, Eastern State Penitentiary now remains a museum that presents beautiful architecture, and a haunting representation of the building's past.

 

Once the home of many of America's most notorious criminals, including Al Capone and "Slick Willie" Sutton, Eastern State Penitentiary not only shows you an up-close and hands-on view of the prison, but also offers historic backgrounds.  If you're a thrill seeker, then check out the museum's "Terror Behind the Walls" haunted house inside the prison.  Both spooky and historical, this Philadelphia history museum is sure to entertain!

Location: 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19130
Visit Website: View Website
Phone: 215-236-3300
Counties Served:
2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19130