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Please consider donating or becoming a member to help support the daily operation of this important historic site.


  • 3 Projects That Need Your Support

    Help us preserve Eastern State and promote our mission to interpret criminal justice reform in America. Read about three important projects below that need your support now. 

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  • Make a Gift

    Help support Eastern State Penitentiary, America's Most Historic Prison™!

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  • Become a Member

    Enjoy lots of activities, special events, and unlimited admission to the historic site during public hours.

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  • Funders & Donors

    We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of our funders and donors.

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  • The Road Ahead

    We are at a crossroads. Having addressed most of the stabilization and programmatic challenges that faced the organization 20 years ago, the time has come for a new, more ambitious vision. We have rewritten our mission statement to embody our new vision, and created an ambitious Strategic Plan for the infrastructure and visitor amenities necessary to realize this site’s extraordinary potential.

    Click here to see a synopsis of our accomplishments and our vision of the future.

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