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Hands-On History - Winter 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
Anytime – Over the Wall
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 – Open the Massive Front Gate
11:20 am – Chaplain’s Office Murals
11:35 am – Synagogue
11:50 am – Operating Room
12:35 pm – Open the Massive Front Gate
12:50 pm – Chaplain’s Office Murals
1:35 pm – Synagogue
1:50 pm – Operating Room
2:00 pm – Hour-Long Guided Tour and Discussion (Subject to availability)
2:05 pm – Open the Massive Front Gate
2:20 pm – Chaplain’s Office Murals
2:35 pm – Synagogue
2:50 pm – Operating Room
3:05 pm – Open the Massive Front Gate
3:20 pm – Chaplain’s Office Murals
3:35 pm – Synagogue
3:50 pm – Operating Room
4:05 pm – Open the Massive Front Gate
4:20 pm – Chaplain’s Office Murals
4:35 pm – Synagogue
4:50 pm – Operating Room
Programming subject to change due to weather conditions.