Plan Your Visit
When to arrive, where to park, what to expect, and more. Learn More
The Searchlight Series, Terror Behind the Walls, and more. Learn more
Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration is a groundbreaking new exhibit. Included with admission. Learn More
We need your help to stabilize Soup Alley, the area connecting the Central Hub to the Dining Halls. Learn More
America's Most Historic Prison
Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America's most notorious criminals, including "Slick Willie" Sutton and "Scarface" Al Capone.
September 23, 2017, 12:00 pm – September 24, 2017, 4:00 pm
Family Weekend: Pets in Prison with New Leash on Life USA
What We're Reading This Week
"Criminal Justice Reform Unites 5 Former New Jersey Governors"
New York Times, September 6, 2017
Instagram Pic of the Week
Courtesy of @tvalentino