Eastern State Penitentiary 3.7 rating

  Landmarks

The Eastern State Penitentiary is a National Historic Landmark that was formerly a famous prison but stands in ruin today. With inmates including notorious criminals like bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone, and famous visitors like Charles Dickens, the prison has seen interesting times when it was operational. It was a progressive institution that aimed to reform rather than punish, through solitary confinement. The Gothic Revival building is also rumored to be haunted. Audio guides are available, voiced by Steve Buscemi, describing the history of prisons, life of the inmates, escape attempts, artist installations on site, and more. There are also interactive guided tours as part of the Hand-On History program.

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About Eastern State Penitentiary

 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

 +1 215-236-3300

 http://www.easternstate.org

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