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  • Help Us Redefine Justice in America

    Eastern State has entered a bold new era, and one of the pillars of our future is to become the national leader in criminal justice education. Together, we can learn and foster meaningful action and productive change – in our communities, our society, and in ourselves.

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  • 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.

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  • Planned Giving

    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.

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  • Funders & Donors

    We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of our funders and donors.

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  • Annual Reports

    Learn more about our programs, supporters, and impact. These yearly reports highlight major milestones achieved as we advance our mission — to interpret the legacy of American criminal justice reform from the nation’s founding through to the present day — and share our goals for future organizational growth.

    Latest Update: 2023 Annual Report

    Previous Years:
    2021 Impact Statement | 2020 Impact Statement | 2019 Impact Statement
    2018 Impact Statement | 2017 Stakeholder Letter | 2017 - 2021 Strategic Plan

  • 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 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].

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