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    Reopening Day: Eastern State Penitentiary

    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

    2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
    • Friday March 12th 2021, 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Eastern State Penitentiary is reopening its cellblocks with expanded programming. Starting March 12, the historic site will be open for tours Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Plus, for the first time in a year, Cellblock 11, which hosts several artist installations, the restored Alfred W. Fleisher Memorial Synagogue, and The William Portner Memorial Exhibit on Jewish Life will be open for visitors to explore!

    Learn more about Eastern State’s 142-year history as an active prison and reflect on the legacy of criminal justice reform in America.

    Staff and visitors (ages 2+) are required to wear face masks, even if they've received a COVID-19 vaccine. Physical distancing (at least 6 feet) is required throughout the site. Timed tickets must be purchased online in advance. For more on health and safety guidelines, visit

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    $15 - $19
    Eastern State Penitentiary

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