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Reopening March 12!

Eastern State Penitentiary will reopen for daytime tours on March 12, 2021!

The safety of our visitors and staff is our highest priority. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Eastern State is temporarily closed to the public.

The penitentiary will reopen on March 12, 2021. In the meantime, join us online!

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These live, interactive, discussion-based experiences provide opportunities to reflect on Eastern State’s original grand objectives, its change over time, and the racial, economic, and geographic impacts of mass incarceration. Learn more!

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Join us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about Eastern State’s history and discuss the prison system today, all from home.

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