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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!


Please note: Member must show photo ID for admission and must accompany all guests.

The I.R.S. allows members of 501(c)(3) charitable organizations to deduct only the amount of the membership payment that exceeds the value of the goods or services received. The tax-deductibility of your membership is estimated above and increases when you decline the Terror Behind the Walls ticket benefit option by August 31.

All passes for Terror Behind the Walls are good for either adults or children ages 7+. Passes are valid on select 2019 dates, to be announced by June 30, 2019.
* Member Passes: approximately 12 dates available. Blackout dates apply.
** Gold Passes: approximately 18 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