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Wawa Welcome America: Free Museum Night

June 22, 2022, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wawa Welcome America: Free Museum Night


Advance reservations for this event are sold out. There will be a standby line outside of the penitentiary for those without reservations. Standby guests will be admitted on a first come, first served basis depending upon on availability. Guests in the standby line are not guaranteed entry.

As part of this year's Wawa Welcome America festivities, experience Eastern State's historic cellblocks as the sun goes down with a special FREE evening of Night Tours: Summer Twilight. Admission includes:

  • History exhibits like Al Capone's Cell and Death Row
  • "The Voices of Eastern State" Audio Tour, narrated by actor Steve Buscemi
  • Award-winning exhibits about prisons today and the root causes of mass incarceration
  • Site-specific artist installations
  • And more!

Grab a Triple Bottom Brewing Company beer, soft drink, or snack and relax outdoors in The Fair Chance Beer Garden.Reflect on Eastern State’s history and the legacy of criminal justice reform through hands-on activities like trivia, letter-writing, and collaborative art projects.

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