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CollegeFest: Free Student Admission

September 15, 2024, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

CollegeFest: Free Student Admission

Free Daytime Admission for CollegeFest Registrants. Timed Tickets Required.

Students, sign up for CollegeFest and enjoy free daytime admission to Eastern State Penitentiary on Sunday, September 15 between 11:00 am to 3:00 pm! All CollegeFest registrants will receive access to an exclusive booking link where they can reserve free, timed tickets online in advance. These special CollegeFest tickets are first come, first served, so don't wait!

Explore Eastern State’s history and reflect on the legacy of American criminal justice reform. Admission includes history exhibits like Al Capone's Cell and Death Row, award-winning exhibits about prisons today and the root causes of mass incarceration, site-specific artist installations, and more.

Audio guides will not be available for CollegeFest ticketholders; however, a full transcript of “The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour (and audio files for the first ten stops) can be found here. 

2017 American Aliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibitions Overall Winner