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Special Programming at Night Tours

The Fair Chance Beer Garden featuring Triple Bottom Brewing Company is located outside on Eastern State Penitentiary's historic baseball field. In addition to Triple Bottom beer and soft drinks, the beer garden features a rotating selection of interactive programming like guide-led tours, pop-up talks, and maker space activities.

Established in 2021, both The Fair Chance Beer Garden and its name were born out of a shared commitment to fair chance hiring practices. As fair chance employers, Eastern State and Triple Bottom actively seek to hire people who may otherwise be excluded from the mainstream economy — including people who have experienced homelessness or incarceration — and strive to assess all qualified job candidates fairly, regardless of their background.

Keep reading to learn more about current Night Tours programming in The Fair Chance Beer Garden and other locations on site!

Enjoy these special programs all summer long:

Purpose Postcards
Write a postcard and connect with someone currently incarcerated in Pennsylvania. Learn more.

Liberation Library
Browse and enjoy a carefully curated collection of books in our Liberation Library. The library features books written by formerly incarcerated authors and leaders who have contributed to the struggle for liberation of all people. You’ll also find books about the history of Juneteenth.

Inside Wire: Colorado Prison Radio
Inside Wire is a program of the University of Denver Prison Arts Initiative, in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Corrections. It's the first statewide prison radio station in U.S. history featuring programs created by incarcerated media producers for incarcerated listeners. Inside Wire is broadcast live every evening in The Fair Chance Beer Garden. Learn more and listen any time.

Philadelphia Fair Chance Employers
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site and Triple Bottom Brewing Company are committed to fair chance hiring practices. We believe that everyone, regardless of their background, should be fairly assessed for a job they are qualified to do. Want to support a local fair chance employer? Click here for a list of Philadelphia-based fair chance employers.

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