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  • March 10, 2024, 10:00 am – 10:00 am

    Free Neighbor Day: March 2024

    We invite our neighbors residing in the 19130 and 19121 zip codes to visit free of charge every second Sunday of the month. No reservations required!

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  • March 18, 2024, 11:00 am – 11:45 am

    Women Behind Bars: Why is incarceration of women on the rise?

    Join us for a program shedding light on the concerning rise of female imprisonment in the United States, which is surpassing global rates.

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  • March 23, 2024, 10:30 am – 11:45 am

    ASL Guide-Led Tour and Discussion

    Included with admission, subject to availability. An Eastern State educator leads a Guide-Led Tour and Discussion in partnership with an ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter from Hands UP Productions. This program includes both ASL and voice interpretation.

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  • March 24, 2024, 11:00 am – 2:15 pm

    Virtual Scout Day: Architecture

    $15. Online via Zoom. BSA scouts, GSUSA scouts, and all youth — join us for a live virtual experience to learn about Eastern State's history, the penitentiary's unique design, the ethics of prison architecture, and careers in architecture and historic preservation.

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  • April 14, 2024, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Free Neighbor Day: April 2024

    We invite our neighbors residing in the 19130 and 19121 zip codes to visit free of charge every second Sunday of the month. No reservations required!

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  • April 17, 2024, 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

    Justice 101: Exploring the 13th Amendment and the Persistence of Forced Labor in Prisons

    In this thought-provoking program, we delve into the complex issue surrounding the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which ostensibly bans slavery with the exception of punishment for a crime.

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  • May 12, 2024, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Free Neighbor Day: May 2024

    We invite our neighbors residing in the 19130 and 19121 zip codes to visit free of charge every second Sunday of the month. No reservations required!

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  • May 13, 2024, 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

    Justice 101: Policing in America: Navigating the 4th Amendment, Stop and Frisk, and Civil Rights

    Join us in fostering a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics shaping the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serves we dissect critical aspects of law enforcement and their implications for civil liberties.

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  • June 9, 2024, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Free Neighbor Day: June 2024

    We invite our neighbors residing in the 19130 and 19121 zip codes to visit free of charge every second Sunday of the month. No reservations required!

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  • July 14, 2024, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Free Neighbor Day: July 2024

    We invite our neighbors residing in the 19130 and 19121 zip codes to visit free of charge every second Sunday of the month. No reservations required!

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  • August 11, 2024, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Free Neighbor Day: August 2024

    We invite our neighbors residing in the 19130 and 19121 zip codes to visit free of charge every second Sunday of the month. No reservations required!

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  • September 8, 2024, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Free Neighbor Day: September 2024

    We invite our neighbors residing in the 19130 and 19121 zip codes to visit free of charge every second Sunday of the month. No reservations required!

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  • October 13, 2024, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Free Neighbor Day: October 2024

    We invite our neighbors residing in the 19130 and 19121 zip codes to visit free of charge every second Sunday of the month. No reservations required!

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  • November 10, 2024, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Free Neighbor Day: November 2024

    We invite our neighbors residing in the 19130 and 19121 zip codes to visit free of charge every second Sunday of the month. No reservations required!

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  • November 17, 2024, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

    In-Person Scout Day: Architecture

    BSA scouts, GSUSA scouts, and all youth — join us inside Eastern State's historic cellblocks to learn about the penitentiary's history, its unique design, the ethics of prison architecture, and careers in architecture and historic preservation.

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  • December 8, 2024, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Free Neighbor Day: December 2024

    We invite our neighbors residing in the 19130 and 19121 zip codes to visit free of charge every second Sunday of the month. No reservations required!

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  • December 14, 2024, 11:00 am – 2:15 pm

    Virtual Scout Day: Architecture

    $15. Online via Zoom. BSA scouts, GSUSA scouts, and all youth — join us for a live virtual experience to learn about Eastern State's history, the penitentiary's unique design, the ethics of prison architecture, and careers in architecture and historic preservation.

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