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Eastern State Penitentiary is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to preserving this National Historic Landmark for the education and enjoyment of our visitors.

Please consider donating or becoming a member to help support the daily operation of this important historic site. Higher levels of membership directly support our site stabilization and preservation efforts.

All memberships and donations help us demonstrate to funders and corporate sponsors how deeply people care about this unique site.


  • Become a Member

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

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  • Make a Donation

    Donations help preserve Eastern State Penitentiary, America's Most Historic Prison™!

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  • Support our Annual Appeal

    We need your help! Learn more about this year's Annual Appeal.

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  • Funders & Donors

    We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of our funders and donors.

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