This was awesome to walk through! Take your time but would get there earlier in the day if you want to hit some of the guided tours since they book up. We spent 1 1/2 hours going through everything. We saved on the parking by...More
About Eastern State Penitentiary
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This is a great place to visit, know at the outset that there aren't restrooms, and there isn't air conditioning. It's as-is or as-was from its closing. And don't go near it during the Halloween season if you want to visit the Penitentiary itself. They...More
The first Penitentiary built in the US. Place started out small and grew till it reached max capacity. Visit Al Capone's cell. One cell block devoted to its Halloween thriller spectacular!
Fascinating ruins of the most famous prison ever having housed notorious criminals such as Al Capone. Entrance fee is very reasonable (you get a discount with a City Bus Tour Wrist Pass and the proceeds go towards the important preservation) and includes an audio tour...More
Highly recommend this! Especially if you have boys. Very interesting. There aren't many cities where you get to tour a prison, especially such a historical one.
This is one of the most underrated historical buildings in the U.S. I planned to stop Eastern State for a short visit to see this "most haunted" location and was quickly enveloped by its history and decaying beauty. While locations were spooky and did meet...More
I learned a lot about history and the penal system. The place is haunting and thought provoking. The audio tour is very good and, after following the path, you are free to wander around and find additional information by keying in the numbers you see...More
The self audio tour is just right. You can choose how much time you want to spend in any one section or even the whole tour in general. It also provides you with many optional segments of information. There is so much to see and...More
We went along for the visit having booked ahead. Sadly it was a day of very heavy rain which did impact upon our chance to walk around the exterior of the prison. The building stands as a classic example of early prison policy, and in...More