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  • November 26, 2021 – December 22, 2021

    Holiday Toy Drive

    BOGO Daytime Tour Admission for Anyone Who Donates. Donate a toy from November 26 through December 22, 2021 in exchange for "Buy One, Get One Free" daytime tour admission to Eastern State Penitentiary.

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  • November 26, 2021 – January 2, 2022

    Pop-Up Museum | Segregated Cellblocks: Race and Change at Eastern State

    Included with admission. For a limited time only, a selection of artifacts from the penitentiary's archives will be on display exploring the theme of race and segregation at Eastern State.

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  • November 26, 2021 – December 30, 2021

    Night Tours: Winter Holidays

    Select evenings, November 26 through December 30. Tickets start at $19. Experience Eastern State's historic cellblocks at night, and learn more about winter holiday celebrations throughout the penitentiary's history and in prisons today. 

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  • December 12, 2021, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

    Family Field Trip: Food

    Included with standard admission, subject to availability. Join us for a 45-minute program designed with children ages 8-13 in mind.

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  • December 18, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Member Saturday: Eastern State Underground

    Members only. Registration required. Join our history and preservation experts as we unearth Eastern State’s fascinating subterranean history.

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  • December 18, 2021, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Holiday Toy Drive: Sort & Pack With Us

    Members only. Registration required. Join us as we sort and prepare toys, that have been donated by visitors, for pick-up by our partner organizations. Plus, write and send a holiday postcard to someone who is currently incarcerated.

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