Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Eastern State Penitentiary Tours

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Address:
2124 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
Northwest edge of downtown. I-676/Vine St. Expressway to Benjamin Franklin Parkway exit, turn north onto 22nd St., pass the Museum of Art on the left and continue five blocks north to Fairmount Ave.
Hours:
Daily 10-5 (last entry at 4) (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
215-236-3300
Admission:
Adults $14. Audio tour included and recommended.
RA Rates:
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Eastern State Penitentiary.

Eastern State Penitentiary Tours

Old, imposing prison has always been a choice destination for tourists and ghost-hunters.

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Eastern State Penitentiary tour.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Tour of Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary:

A tour of a historic prison where the art of isolation was perfected.

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Prison cell.

Eastern State Penitentiary Tours

If you go on the tour when it's chilly outside, it's going to be COLD inside the cells. Bring a jacket.

[Todd Decker, 03/03/2014]

Prison cell block corridor.

Eastern State Penitentiary

As I visited in December, I took one of their "winter adventure" tours. Such a creepy/interesting place, made even more so by the frigid temperatures! Definitely worth a look for the architecture and beautifully decaying cell blocks.

There's a little exhibit near the gift shop about past prisoners (including a dog!) and the prison's "isolation" techniques on inmates.

Very chilling -- pun intended.

[Paige Mano, 08/20/2010]

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