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Virtual School Tours

Eastern State Penitentiary’s award-winning tour program is now available, free of charge, to virtual classrooms everywhere.

The interactive, discussion-based workshop challenges students to reflect on Eastern State’s history as one of America's oldest prisons, and it provides opportunities to reflect on the racial, economic, and geographic impacts of mass incarceration today.

Students reflect on the dramatic architecture and the experiences of men, women, and children who lived and worked at Eastern State Penitentiary. How did American prisons, including Eastern State, change over time? Why? In broad discussion format, students critically examine the evolution of the U.S. justice system.

Ready to reserve your spot? Email Francine Schiffman, Manager of Group Sales and Guest Support at [email protected].

All free virtual classroom visits are subject to availability. Eastern State Penitentiary's virtual visit schedule, content, and pricing may be revised at a future date.

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