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Hands-On History - Winter 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 - How to Open a Cell
10:05 am - Open the Massive Front Gate
10:20 am - Chaplain's Office Murals
10:35 am - Synagogue
10:50 am - Operating Room
11:05 am - Synagogue
11:20 am - Chaplain's Office Murals
11:35 am - Punishment Cells
11:50 am - Operating Room
12:35 pm - Synagogue
12:50 pm - Chaplain's Office Murals
1:35 pm - Punishment Cells
1:50 pm - Operating Room
2:00 pm - Hour-Long Guided Tour & Discussion on Prisons Today (Subject to availability)
2:05 pm - Synagogue
2:20 pm - Chaplain's Office Murals
2:35 pm - Punishment Cells
2:50 pm - Operating Room
3:05 pm - Synagogue
3:20 pm - Chaplain's Office Murals
3:35 pm - Punishment Cells
3:50 pm - Operating Room
4:05 pm - Synagogue
4:20 pm - Chaplain's Office Murals
4:35 pm - Punishment Cells
4:50 pm - Open the Massive Front Gate
Programming subject to change due to weather conditions.