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!
Book a Virtual Group Tour
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!
- Peruse our collection of past programs. Take a few virtual tours and revisit the Hidden Lives Illuminated film series.
- Engage with the latest installments of our ongoing virtual programs like Prisons and the Pandemic, Hidden Histories, and The Searchlight Series.
- Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest programs, and check out our upcoming events, many of them virtual, here.