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Site Rentals

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our site is temporarily closed to the public until March 12, 2021, but we are still accepting reservations for private rentals that meet COVID-19 guidelines with the understanding they can be cancelled by either party, at any time.

The penitentiary is available to rent for various functions - parties, weddings, corporate events, photo shoots, film shoots, and more! Use the resources below to learn more about renting the facility, and to make your reservation online.

As of August 2019, Eastern State no longer offers paranormal rentals. Thank you for your understanding!

Photo courtesy of Breanne Furlong Photography.


  • Event Rentals

    Book a micro event rental now or plan a larger event in June 2021 or beyond.

    Eastern State Penitentiary is a unique, world-class setting that’s sure to impress your guests! The crumbling cellblocks come to life with state-of-the-art LED lighting and sound that showcases the striking architecture. Our in-house event planning team will work with you to guarantee that your event is a success.

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  • Photography & Filmmaking

    Book a small photo/film shoot (6 participants or less) now or reserve time for a larger private shoot in June 2021 or beyond.

    Any photographer or filmmaker wishing to photograph or film models, or conduct shoots that require equipment, can schedule a private shoot to take place outside of public tour hours.

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