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School & Group Tours

Free Virtual Tours Available Now
Eastern State Penitentiary’s award-winning tour program is now available, free of charge, to virtual classrooms everywhere! Learn more here.

On-Site Tours Available Again Soon
Discounted rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Current group rates are $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $8 for students and kids (7-12). One complimentary pass per 15 paying visitors. If your group is fewer than 15 and you would still like a private-led tour, we charge a flat rate of $150.

Group tours can be scheduled online by selecting the appropriate tour type below, and then submitting the "Book Your Tour Form" on that webpage. Tours can also be scheduled by phone at (215) 236-5111 x240, or by email at [email protected]

Tour Times
(For groups of 15 or more)

Guide-led group tours are available from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. A minimum of two weeks' notice is required to book guide-led tours; however, capacity is limited and tours are subject to availability. Please book early for best availability.

Guided tours may begin after 5:00 pm;* however, there is a $50 surcharge for these tours.

*All tours must begin at least 90 minutes before sunset.


  • School Tours

    Eastern State offers special tours for schools that meet several Academic Standards. Complementary lesson plans are also available.

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  • General Interest Group Tours

    Groups of all ages enjoy tours of Eastern State.

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