These short tours take place throughout the penitentiary, each lasting from five to 20 minutes. An Eastern State educator engages visitors by leading an activity, exploring a special topic, or sharing a space not otherwise open to the public.
Hands-On History tours are included with admission, subject to availability.
Visiting during the day? Current experiences include Soup Alley, Hospital, and Catholic Chaplain's Office. Our Hands-On History schedule changes daily. If you're interested in taking one or more of these short tours, ask any staff member for more information.
Visiting during Night Tours: Summer Twilight? We're offering a difference experience every month. May's theme is Nourish. Take a tour of Soup Alley, the historic prisoner dining halls, every 30 minutes from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Meet at the sign in The Fair Chance Beer Garden (outside on the baseball field) or ask any staff member for more information.