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Eastern State Penitentiary and 4 other must-see Philadelphia attractions

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Al Capone’s Cell

In 1929, famous gangster Alphonse "Scarface" Capone spent eight months of his life in this cell.


Hands on History

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site literally hands visitors the keys to the cellblocks with new Hands-On-History interactive experiences.

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Eastern State Penitentiary

Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, Eastern State Penitentiary stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and a surprising, eerie beauty. Tours include Al Capone’s cell, Death Row and critically-acclaimed artist installations.

CityPASS Admission

General admission to this historical prison that dates back to 1829 and housed infamous criminals such as Al Capone; not recommended for children under seven.

2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

22nd St. and Fairmont Ave., 5 blocks from Philadelphia Museum of Art

(215) 236-3300


Open daily, 10am-5pm

Last entry at 4pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.


  • From April-November, The Voices of Eastern State audio tour narrated by Steve Buscemi guides you; from December-March, live expert tour guides lead your experience.
  • See Al Capone’s cell, restored to its appearance during Capone’s stay
  • Tour cellblocks, solitary punishment cells, Death Row, and the newly restored Alfred W. Fleisher Memorial Synagogue.
  • TowerCam! gives you the vivid perspective of the view from the central tower.

CityPASS Entry

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the main ticket office. Advanced reservations are recommended December-March for Winter Adventure Tour by calling (215) 236-3300.

Upgrades for CityPASS Holders

Terror Behind the Walls: Additional fee required; see details.

Advice for Visitors

  • ESP is not recommended for children under age seven; see details.
  • CityPASS holders join the next available tour; reservations are not necessary in summer but are strongly recommended for Winter Adventure Tour (December-March) by calling (215) 236-3300.
  • Dress comfortably and wear walking shoes - it’s essentially an outdoor tour.
  • The Fairmount Neighborhood (Center City Philadelphia), is only a few blocks from City Hall and is accessible by Phila Trolly Works and Big Bus. There's an abundant array of corner cafes, neighborhood pubs and some of Philadelphia’s finest restaurants.
  • Bring a camera - ESP may be the most photogenic place you see in years.

On-site Services

Parking: Adjacent lot, $3-10; call (215) 569-8400 x4037 for information. On-street parking also available.

Dining: Bring a picnic lunch; outdoor seating on penitentiary baseball diamond.

Accessibility: Tour route with ADA-compliant ramps; meets most ADA guidelines. Guide dogs and service animals are welcome. Museum gift shop accessible only by set of 3 steps; See details.

Self-Guide: April-November, The Voices of Eastern State audio tour narrated by actor Steve Buscemi is included with CityPASS admission.

Gift Shop: Penitentiary Store

Getting There

Public Transportation: SEPTA bus routes 48, 43, 33, 32 and 7; for SEPTA schedules and info, (215) 580-7800.

Trolley Tour & Big Bus: Stop 11 (Today and Tomorrow Ticket is included with CityPASS).

Group Requirements

Groups of 15 or more: Call (215) 236-5111 x10.

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