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Hands-On History - Fall 2014 Schedule

Hands-On HistoryEastern State Penitentiary Historic Site literally hands visitors the keys to the cellblocks with Hands-On History interactive experiences. These short demonstrations take place throughout the penitentiary complex, each lasting about five minutes. An expert Eastern State tour guide leads each activity, although visitors do the bulk of the physical activities themselves.

Included in standard admission. Tour times follow.

Anytime – Learn to Play Bocce
Anytime – How to Open a Cell
Anytime – Prison Break
10:00-10:25 am – Open the Massive Front Gate
10:05 am – Synagogue
10:20 am – Chaplain’s Office Murals
10:35 am – Synagogue
10:35 am – Soup Alley
10:50 am – Chaplain’s Office Murals
10:50 am – Operating Room
11:05 am – Synagogue
11:05 am – Scandal
11:20 am – Underground Punishment Cells
11:20 am – Chaplain’s Office Murals
11:35 am – Synagogue
11:35 am – Soup Alley
11:50 am – Chaplain’s Office Murals
11:50 am – Operating Room
12:05 pm – Synagogue
12:20 pm – Chaplain’s Office Murals
12:35 pm – Synagogue
12:50 pm – Chaplain’s Office Murals
1:05 pm – Synagogue
1:05 pm – Scandal
1:20 pm – Underground Punishment Cells
1:20 pm – Chaplain’s Office Murals
1:35 pm – Synagogue
1:35 pm – Soup Alley
1:50 pm – Chaplain’s Office Murals
1:50 pm – Operating Room
2:00 pm – Hour-Long Guided Tour and Discussion (Subject to availability)
2:05 pm – Synagogue
2:05 pm – Scandal
2:20 pm – Underground Punishment Cells
2:20 pm – Chaplain’s Office Murals
2:35 pm – Synagogue
2:35 pm – Soup Alley
2:50 pm – Chaplain’s Office Murals
2:50 pm – Operating Room
3:05 pm – Synagogue
3:05 pm – Scandal
3:20 pm – Underground Punishment Cells
3:20 pm – Chaplain’s Office Murals
3:35 pm – Synagogue
3:35 pm – Soup Alley
3:50 pm – Chaplain’s Office Murals
3:50 pm – Operating Room
4:05 pm – Synagogue
4:05 pm – Scandal
4:20 pm – Underground Punishment Cells
4:20 pm – Chaplain’s Office Murals
4:35 pm – Synagogue
4:35 pm – Soup Alley
4:50 pm – Chaplain’s Office Murals
4:50-5:00 pm – Open the Massive Front Gate