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Wawa Welcome America: Free Museum Night

July 3, 2023, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wawa Welcome America: Free Museum Night

Advance reservations strongly recommended. Reserve free tickets here.

NOTE: Advance tickets are now SOLD OUT. There will be a standby line outside of the penitentiary for those without tickets. Standby guests will be admitted on a first come, first served basis depending upon availability. Guests in the standby line are not guaranteed entry. 

As part of this year's Wawa Welcome America festivities, enjoy a special FREE evening of Night Tours: Summer Twilight. 

Admission includes everything we offer by day (“The Voices of Eastern State" Audio Tour, history exhibits, award-winning exhibits about prisons today, artist installations) and more like The Fair Chance Beer Garden featuring Triple Bottom Brewing Company. Located outdoors on the penitentiary’s baseball field, The Fair Chance Beer Garden offers a selection of Triple Bottom beer and soft drinks for purchase, plus a rotating selection of interactive programming like guide-led tours, pop-up talks, and maker space activities.

During Wawa Welcome America, we'll be hosting a special Community Night! In addition to exploring Eastern State Penitentiary, you'll have the chance to connect with representatives from some of our local partner organizations including Why Not Prosper, the Paul Robeson House & Museum, Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, and FAMM.

Historic site programming, especially "The Voices of Eastern State" Audio Tour, is subject to availability. Capacity is limited. Not recommended for children under the age of seven.

2017 American Aliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibitions Overall Winner