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.
Eastern State Penitentiary is CLOSED today, Wednesday, February 20, due to the predicted inclement weather. We will reopen for daytime historic tours tomorrow, February 21, at 10 am.
Hidden Lives Illuminated
Animated films by currently-incarcerated artists, projected onto Eastern State.
Nightly, August 15 - September 12. Free.
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February 23, 2019, 11:00 am – March 3, 2019, 1:00 pm
Prison Labor Tour and Book Discussion: One Book, One Philadelphia
What We're Reading this Week
Philly DA Larry Krasner unveils plan to shrink juvenile justice system. Does it go far enough?, Philly.com, February 6, 2019
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