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Hands-On History - Spring 2015 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
10:05 am - Open the Massive Front Gate
10:05 am - Synagogue
10:20 am - Soup Alley (Dining Halls)
10:20 am - Chaplain’s Office Murals
10:35 am - Operating Room
10:35 am - Synagogue
10:50 am - Punishment Cells
10:50 am - Chaplain’s Office Murals
11:05 am - Open the Massive Front Gate
11:05 am - Synagogue
11:20 am - Soup Alley (Dining Halls)
11:20 am - Chaplain’s Office Murals
11:35 am - Operating Room
11:35 am - Synagogue
11:50 am - Punishment Cells
11:50 am - Chaplain’s Office Murals
12:05 pm - Synagogue
12:20 pm - Chaplain’s Office Murals
12:35 pm - Open the Massive Front Gate
12:35 pm - Synagogue
12:50 pm - Soup Alley (Dining Halls)
12:50 pm - Chaplain’s Office Murals
1:05 pm - Synagogue
1:20 pm - Chaplain’s Office Murals
1:35 pm - Operating Room
1:35 pm - Synagogue
1:50 pm - Punishment Cells
1:50 pm - Chaplain’s Office Murals
2:00 pm - Hour-Long Guided Tour & Discussion (Subject to availability)
2:05 pm - Open the Massive Front Gate
2:05 pm - Synagogue
2:20 pm - Soup Alley (Dining Halls)
2:20 pm - Chaplain’s Office Murals
2:35 pm - Operating Room
2:35 pm - Synagogue
2:50 pm - Punishment Cells
2:50 pm - Chaplain’s Office Murals
3:05 pm - Open the Massive Front Gate
3:05 pm - Synagogue
3:20 pm - Soup Alley (Dining Halls)
3:20 pm - Chaplain’s Office Murals
3:35 pm - Operating Room
3:35 pm - Synagogue
3:50 pm - Punishment Cells
3:50 pm - Chaplain’s Office Murals
4:05 pm - Open the Massive Front Gate
4:05 pm - Synagogue
4:20 pm - Soup Alley (Dining Halls)
4:20 pm - Chaplain’s Office Murals
4:35 pm - Operating Room
4:35 pm - Synagogue
4:50 pm - Punishment Cells
4:50 pm - Chaplain’s Office Murals
Programming subject to change due to weather conditions.