Help us build a bright future!
Eastern State Penitentiary is an important thread in Philadelphia’s historical and cultural fabric, but it also speaks to national and international issues we grapple with today. With your help, we’ll establish Eastern State as a leader in criminal justice education, expand our workforce development programs, re-imagine the visitor experience, and more.
Become a Member
Explore Eastern State’s long-abandoned cellblocks. Immerse yourself in history. Delve deeper into meaningful conversations about criminal justice reform. Become an Eastern State Member today and receive exclusive benefits.
Members of The Danielle Rice Legacy Circle support Eastern State by making a gift in their will. Legacy gifts help to ensure that our shared vision – preserving and interpreting this landmark, engaging visitors, and deepening the national conversation about criminal justice – is passed on to future generations.
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.
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 gifts must be postmarked by December 31 to be included in the current calendar year for tax purposes.
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].