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Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

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2124 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia PA 19130

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. 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 convicts. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America's most notorious criminals, including bank robber ''Slick Willie'' Sutton and Al Capone. Tours today include the cellblocks, solitary punishment cells, Al Capone's Cell, and Death Row. A critically-acclaimed series of artists' installations is free with admission. Just five blocks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Events at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
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Prison Food Weekend at Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
June 6th, 2015 - June 7th, 2015
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Photographers' Twilight Hours at Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
June 16th, 2015 - August 18th, 2015
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Daytime Historic Site Tours
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
April 6th, 2009 - January 1st, 2037
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Family Weekend: Pets in Prison
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
June 27th, 2015 - June 28th, 2015
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Hands-On History
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
May 23rd, 2011 - January 1st, 2037
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The Searchlight Series at Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
July 7th, 2015
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Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
July 11th, 2015
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Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
September 18th, 2015 - November 7th, 2015
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Extended Hours & Special Access to Catholic Chaplain's Murals
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
September 20th, 2015 - September 24th, 2015

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