Events

Thursday, December 1, 2016 (All day) - Saturday, December 24, 2016 (All day)

Holiday Toy Drive

Donate a toy December 1 - 24 in exchange for "Buy One, Get One Free" admission to ESP.

One in 28 American kids has a parent behind bars. What are the holidays like for these families?

Eastern State Penitentiary is partnering with Philadelphia FIGHT's Institute for Community Justice to collect gifts for local children with incarcerated parents. From December 1 through 24, any Eastern State visitor who donates a new toy or children's book, in its original packaging (but please no gift wrap), will be granted a second admission free of charge.

Philadelphia FIGHT's Institute for Community Justice is a Philadelphia-based initiative committed to community justice: the community-inspired, community-led solutions for healing in a time of mass imprisonment.

Please feel free to donate new toys or children's books at Eastern State during public hours, even if you're not planning to take a tour. Shopping online? Have the gifts delivered directly to our office:

ATTN: Toy Drive
Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Thank you in advance for helping us spread holiday cheer this season!

Saturday, December 24, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, December 25, 2016 (All day)

Closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Eastern State Penitentiary is closed on Saturday and Sunday, December 24 and 25. The site reopens Monday, December 26 at 10:00 am.

Sunday, January 1, 2017 (All day)

Closed for New Year's Day

Eastern State Penitentiary is closed on Sunday, January 1. The site reopens Monday, January 2 at 10:00 am.