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Eastern State Penitentiary

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Eastern State Penitentiary

6,284 Reviews
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Leave the kids at home, because this night tour of Philly is strictly R-rated. Be led along the darker streets of the city, hearing stories of hauntings, executions, vampires, and other chilling tales. See the city's beautiful historic buildings lit up at night, and find out facts about them that you won't hear on standard daytime tours.
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Dee D wrote a review 21 Jan
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We've been to ESP 4 different times, and seem to learn something new each visit. We enjoy the inmate history, the prison stories, and the preserved grounds themselves are just cool to walk around. Be sure to check out Al Capone's decorated cell!
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Victoria J wrote a review Nov 2020
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Great tour , the only thing is they never told us you needed a debit card for the gift shop . We couldn't get anything because of this .
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Date of experience: November 2020
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phillygirl wrote a review Nov 2020
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The Eastern State Pen is an interesting place. It is historical snapshot. I was always amazed at how this place could be situated right in the middle of a neighborhood, with its massive walls, and intimidating facade. A tour can be self guided as I remember.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Lisa S wrote a review Nov 2020
61 contributions47 helpful votes
Night Tours was new for ESP this fall replacing (due to CoVID) their normal haunted experience around Halloween. The Night Tours run only certain nights of the week throughout October-mid November. If wanting to visit, seeing the old prison at night just increases the natural creepiness of decaying cells. Upon entering, everyone gets a personal audio tour device, so you’re following the signs and listening as your own pace. If we ever go again, I’d visit again at night if available. Very well done!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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chsakos wrote a review Nov 2020
Charleston, South Carolina29 contributions16 helpful votes
Pandemic procedures were great, timed entry, probably 12 people total at our time slot (10am on weekday), hand sanitizer everywhere, 6ft signs, so overall very comfortable. Minus the family behind us who did not care about social distancing and despite the audio tour well controlls the walking pace, somehow their audio tracks always ended earlier and tried to push us forward (without success though...). The building is very impressive, great to see both the original and the renovated parts. Kids (3 and 9) enjoyed the visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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