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Eastern State Penitentiary

... of a radical movement to rehabilitate criminals through solidtary confinement, Eastern State has held some of America's most famous criminals in its vaulted, skylit cells, including Willie Sutton and Al Capone.
Abandoned in 1971 - 142 years after it opened, the prison is now a lost world of crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers.

Hours and Location

10 am to 5 pm (last entry: 4 pm). Every day, twelve months a year. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day and New Year’s Day.

Eastern State Penitentiary
Eastern State Penitentiary

2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
phone: (215) 236-3300


GPS Coordinates

1 -- Eastern State Penitentiary
Decimal Lat: 39.967426109 / Lon: -75.171528



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Source: Philadelphia CVB
Last modified: 20110305
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