Eastern State Penitentiary

History Museum, Historic Site, Prison
2027 Fairmount Ave (btwn Corinthian Ave & 22nd St)
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 236-3300
Monday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday
10:00am - 5:00pm

Tips

  • One look at the brick towers peering over the walls & you know this place means business. Ghostly business. Even if you don't bump into a specter, there's plenty of creepy stuff to snap pictures of.
  • Check out Al Pacino's cell
  • Terror behind the walls! What a thrill!
  • Inmates of the former prison attempted to dig their way to freedom and visitors can see the primitively-crafted tunnel. Was their plan a success? As seen on Travel Channels Mysteries at the Museum.
  • it's a photographers dream and the history there is amazing! Take the tours!
  • check out the newly restored synagogue. the first synagogue in a prison
  • Take the audio tour narrated by Steve Buscemi, and don't miss the restored synagogue!
  • Take the audio tour narrated by Steve Buscemi, but don't forget to explore on your own for Capone's cell, the story of the breakout, and stories of the women who were there. So awesome.
  • Eastern State Penitentiary, a grim, 172-year-old former state prison, was once home to famous inmates Al Capone and Willie Sutton. Pained former prisoners are said to haunt Eastern States dark halls
  • Tunneling under the prison's walls has never been easy for potential escapees. The walls extend ten feet below the surface of the ground! Read all about ESP's history in EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY: A
  • See Al Capone's cell.
  • Its said that lingering spirits still haunt the cells of this National Historic Landmark in Philadelphia. Make your way through one of Americas most haunted prisons for a chilling experience!
  • Always something fun going on!
  • Do a tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, but skip Terror Behind the Walls. It's much scarier when it's empty!
  • Terror Behind the Walls.....I almost had a heart attack, I was scared to death
  • Eat the cake!
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  • Find the anything-but-ordinary former prison cell of mobster, Al Capone. Some believe he was haunted by a ghost during his time at the prison. As seen on Travel Channels Mysteries at the Museum.
  • This U.S. National Historic Landmark housed notorious criminals such as Willie Sutton and Al Capone. The prison was closed and abandoned in 1971, re-opening for public tours in 1994.
  • The self-guided audio tour was phenomenal. Narrated by Steve Buscemi :)

Nearby places

2130 Fairmount Ave (btwn 21st St & 22nd St)
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
2120 Fairmount Ave (btwn 21st St & 22nd St)