Free Museum Night at Eastern State Penitentiary

Free Museum Night at Eastern State Penitentiary

Explore America’s most historic prison at dusk! 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 prisoners. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including “Slick Willie” Sutton and “Scarface” Al Capone.

Free Museum Night admission includes “The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour, narrated by actor Steve Buscemi; Hands-On Historyinteractive experiences; history exhibits; and a critically acclaimed series of artist installations.

Historic site programming, especially “The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour, is subject to availability. Capacity is limited. Not recommended for children under the age of seven.

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Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19130


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