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School & Group Tours

Explore an old prison for new ideas. Your group will explore the world’s first true penitentiary, discover the spaces and stories held within its walls, and reflect on Eastern State’s relevance today. Gather a group of 15 or more and save!

We are currently booking virtual group tours and on-site, self-guided audio tours. While guide-led tours on site are temporarily unavailable, we are accepting future reservations (spring 2021 and beyond) with the understanding they can be cancelled by either party, at any time.

Visit the corresponding page below to learn more and book your tour today! Tours can also be scheduled by emailing Francine Schiffman, Manager of Group Sales and Guest Support at [email protected].

  • School Tours

    Eastern State offers special tours for schools that meet several Academic Standards. Complementary lesson plans are also available.

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  • General Interest Group Tours

    Groups of all ages enjoy tours of Eastern State.

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  • Virtual Group Tours

    Groups can now virtually partake in Eastern State Penitentiary’s award-winning guided tour program!

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