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Eastern State Penitentiary is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Help us to preserve this National Historic Landmark and promote our mission to interpret criminal justice reform in America through a diverse slate of programming and initiatives. You can choose to support one of our unique areas of work, listed below, or direct your gift to our greatest needs.

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The Fund for Public History and Education
Help us engage and educate visitors from around the world, from tourists to school groups, about Eastern State's history and criminal justice today.

The Fund for Social Justice Engagement
Add your voice to the conversation. Support important discussions about contemporary corrections through programs like our monthly Searchlight Series.

The Fund for Artist Installations
Since 1995, we have commissioned more than 100 site-specific artist installations. Help us continue using art to shed light on the complexities of criminal justice past and present.
 

The Fund for Preservation and Conservation
Preserve the impressive architecture of our National Historic Landmark. Fund site improvements like our planned visitor center. Plus, allow us to open more spaces on site to visitors.
 

The Fund for Archives and Collections
Help us protect, grow, and exhibit our collection of historic items including more than 1,000 artifacts and 5,500 photographs.
 

 
2017 American Aliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibitions Overall Winner