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CollegeFest: Free Student Admission Day

September 10, 2023, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

CollegeFest: Free Student Admission Day

Free admission for CollegeFest registrants.
College students — register here.

Students, show your CollegeFest ticket for FREE daytime tour admission to Eastern State Penitentiary on Sunday, September 10 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm!

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.

Advance registration is required. CollegeFest registrants should check in at the designated table inside the penitentiary’s front gate along Fairmount Ave. Audio guides will not be available for CollegeFest attendees; however, a full transcript of “The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour (and audio files for the first ten stops) can be found here. 

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