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Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

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2027 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.

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The Searchlight Series at Eastern State Penitentiary
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September 1st, 2015
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Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary
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September 18th, 2015 - November 7th, 2015
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MUSEUMS
Extended Hours & Special Access to Catholic Chaplain's Murals
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
September 20th, 2015 - September 24th, 2015
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Hands-On History
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ATTRACTIONS
Eastern State Penitentiary
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The Searchlight Series at Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
October 6th, 2015
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TOURS
Daytime Historic Site Tours
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Permanent Attraction
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MUSEUMS
Members' Photo Contest at Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
November 14th, 2015 - November 15th, 2015

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