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Closure Updates

The health of our visitors and staff is our highest priority.

Due to ongoing public health concerns related to the novel coronavirus, Eastern State Penitentiary will remain temporarily closed to the public until further notice. Additional updates will be shared on this page and our social media platforms.

Visitors who have pre-purchased general admission tickets can use them any day once the penitentiary reopens. Refunds are also available by contacting [email protected].

Moving forward, we will continue to adjust our operations in line with the recommendations of the CDC and other local, state and federal agencies.

Want to connect with us in the meantime? You can take a virtual walk through our historic cellblocks and listen to or read “The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour. We’ll also be expanding our online programs. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and sign up to receive email updates for more! You can subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of our home page.

Updated March 27, 2020

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