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As a member of Eastern State Penitentiary, you will get to experience America’s leading criminal justice museum for an entire year, receive exclusive access to members-only events, enjoy special discounts at our store, and more.

Your membership also supports our important mission: interpreting the legacy of American criminal justice reform, from the nation’s founding through to the present day, within the long-abandoned cellblocks of the nation’s most historic prison We look forward to having you join us!


Members may be asked to show proof of identification.

All categories, benefits, and prices are subject to change.

The tax deductibility of your membership will vary. Please see the acknowledgement you receive from Eastern State for details. Your deduction increases when you decline the Terror Behind the Walls ticket option. Contact the membership department for more information.

Children under the age of seven cannot be admitted to Terror Behind the Walls. Passes are valid on select 2019 dates, to be announced by June 30, 2019.

* Member Passes: approximately 13 dates available. Blackout dates apply.
** Gold Passes: approximately 19 dates available. Blackout dates apply.
*** Call April O'Brien at (215) 236-5111 x224 or email [email protected] to arrange.

2017 American Aliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibitions Overall Winner