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