Eastern State Penitentiary offers an organizational membership for libraries that would like to allow their patrons to “check-out” a visit to our historic site.
What You Receive
Library Museum Passes may be borrowed and used by any active patron of your library to access free daytime historic tour admission to Eastern State for up to six people. The penitentiary is currently open for daytime tours every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Admission includes —
- “The Voices of Eastern State" Audio Tour (narrated by actor Steve Buscemi),
- Hands-On History experiences,
- critically-acclaimed artist installations,
- and award-winning exhibits.
In addition, you will receive one complimentary virtual group tour with every Library Museum Pass purchased. Email [email protected] to book. Current virtual group tour offerings include —
- Eastern State Penitentiary and Prisons Today,
- Organized Crime: Prohibition Era,
- and Prison Architecture Then and Now.
Library Museum Passes cannot be used to receive any other member benefits. Library Museum Passes are not valid for Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary, Night Tours, discounts, special events or facility rentals. Eastern State’s programming is best enjoyed by children ages seven and older. Admission is complimentary for children under seven years old.
Details and How to Apply
Library Museum Passes are $199. They are valid for one year after date of purchase and can be renewed annually.
To apply, please submit your information and credit card payment via the form below.
If you must pay by check, please mail your completed form and check (made payable to Eastern State Penitentiary) to Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Attn: Membership, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130.
Still have questions?
Please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or (215) 236-5111 x224.