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

Note: Congress recently passed legislation, known as the CARES Act, in response to the current challenges faced by our nation. The act provides potential benefits for individuals making charitable gifts in 2020. We've created a summary detailing how these new provisions benefit donors like you. Read more.

  • Keep the Conversation Going

    The conversation about the legacy of criminal justice reform continues, but we need your help. Your support today means we can continue our work – virtually for now and in person again when our site reopens.

    Give now.

  • 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.

    Screenshot of page one of this report   --2019 Update

    Screenshot of the first page of this report  --2018 Update

  • Additional Information

    If you are sending us a check or money order, please mail to:

    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
    Attn: Advancement Office
    2027 Fairmount Avenue
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130

    (Please note that we are only distributing electronic acknowledgements at this time. If you would like a timely acknowledgement and tax receipt, please include an email address with your check or money order.)

    Eastern State’s Tax Identification Number is: 31-1627155.

    If you wish to make a gift of appreciated stock, or some other form of gift, please contact the Advancement Office by calling (215) 236-5111 x224 or email us at [email protected].

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