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In-Person Scout Day: Architecture

November 17, 2024, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

In-Person Scout Day: Architecture

Tickets will go on sale 6-8 weeks prior to the event. Advance registration required.

BSA scouts, GSUSA scouts, and all youth — join us in person at Eastern State Penitentiary (2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia) on Sunday, November 17, 2024. Tickets will be sold in 30-minute entry windows with the first window starting at 10:30 am. Scout Day will conclude at 4:00 pm. The historic site closes at 5:00 pm.

Led by our engaging staff, all In-Person Scout Day participants will enjoy interactive discussions and activities. BSA and GSUSA scouts will also meet badge requirements.

Explore the 142-year history of the world’s first penitentiary. Consider what life was like for the 85,000 people who lived and worked inside its walls. Discover the influence of Eastern State’s unique architecture, copied by 300+ prisons worldwide. Reflect on the ethics of prison architecture. Discuss the challenges & rewards of preserving a National Historic Landmark. Learn about careers in the fields of architecture & historic preservation.

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