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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.

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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

easternstate.org

Open daily, 10am-5pm

Last entry at 4pm

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

Highlights

  • 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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