Museum: Eastern State Penitentiary
Opened in 1829 as part of a controversial movement to change the behavior of inmates through “confinement in solitude with labor,” Eastern State Penitentiary quickly became one of the most expensive and most copied buildings in the young United States. Some of America’s most notorious criminals were held in the Penitentiary including bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone.
Mon. – Sun. 10am – 5pm (last entry: 3:45 pm)
Notes About Lunch:
Please note there are no lunch facilities at this venue.
2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Self-Guided Audio Tours available on the 15’s and 45’s of the hour.
Cost: $4.00 per person