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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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    Daytime Historic Site Tours
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    The Searchlight Series
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    September 5th, 2017
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    MUSEUMS
    Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration
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    May 6th, 2016 - December 31st, 2018
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    ATTRACTIONS
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    Secret Cinema at Eastern State Penitentiary
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    September 15th, 2017
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Terror Behind the Walls
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    September 22nd, 2017 - November 11th, 2017
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    KIDS
    Family Weekend at Eastern State Penitentiary
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    September 23rd, 2017 - September 24th, 2017
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    Hands-On History
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