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In-Person Scout Day: Architecture

April 23, 2023, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

In-Person Scout Day: Architecture

Tickets start at $17.

BSA scouts, GSUSA scouts, and all youth — join us for Scout Day at Eastern State Penitentiary on Sunday, April 23, 2023!

Considered the world’s first true penitentiary, Eastern State’s architectural design served as a model for over 300 prisons across the globe. Now a National Historic Landmark and criminal justice museum, Eastern State staff carefully navigate decisions around conservation and preservation while interpreting the past and present of prison reform in the building’s historic cellblocks.

All youth who participate will tour the penitentiary, engage in interactive activities and conversations, learn about Eastern State's history and influence, and receive an introduction to the field of architecture and historic preservation. BSA and GSUSA scouts will also meet badge requirements.

Learn more at Then purchase your tickets here. Every person participating, chaperoning, or attending must purchase a Scout Day ticket to enter the museum. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Can't make it this time? We plan to host additional Scout Days on the following dates: November 11 (In-Person) and December 3 (Virtual). Email us at [email protected] if you'd like to receive updates by email including notifications when tickets go on sale.

2017 American Aliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibitions Overall Winner