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Eastern State Penitentiary

Save $2 on adult admission for daytime historic tours
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Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave., opened in 1829 with a revolutionary design in prison facilities: private cells with skylights, individual recreation areas and cellblocks radiating from a central rotunda. Also new was the reform concept that emphasized isolation and productive work with the goal of inspiring penitence in the hearts of prisoners. Multimedia displays and art exhibitions portray life on the inside. Original cell blocks, the restored synagogue, a baseball diamond and Al Capone's cell can be seen. An audio tour, a 1-hour guided tour (subject to availability) and interactive criminal justice exhibits are featured.

Note: The building is not climate-controlled, and access to tour sites may change due to weather.

Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.

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The Eastern State Penitentiary is a former American prison in Philadelphia, PA. It is located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia and was operational from 1829 until 1971. Save $2.00 on adult admission for daytime historic tours.
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Daily 10-5. Guided tours depart daily at 2; phone ahead to confirm schedule. Last admission is 1 hour before closing.
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