We had a good time looking at everything. The audio tour is very informative. We got the Philadelphia Pass which makes the tour free.
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Had a great visit here it's so interesting so much to see, gives a great snapshot into life for the prisoners and guards throughout the years. The staff were very friendly and really helpful they made the visit even better. Overall great experience would definitely...More
We enjoyed our self-guided tour of the Penitentiary. Well done and narrated by Steve Buscemi(sp?) It reminded me of my tours of Alcatraz.
We had a friend who took us on a tour here. You almost can feel the misery that the prisoners must have felt. I haven't been been to a modern prison, but this facility must have been horrible in comparison. One touching aspect was the...More
Very interesting place. Did the self guided audio tour and did some extra exploring. It was almost 100 degrees that day so it was hot, but they sell water before you head in. There is also a little air conditioned room you can rest for...More
Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) was amazing to my surprise!!! My family and I were in the area to celebrate a birthday and did not know what to do for Sunday while we were in the area. While flipping through a brochure we received at the...More
It is worth the money and the time if you have a couple of days in Philadelphia. Great history and great perspective on America's incarceration fascination. See Al Capone's cell and find out why a dog got a life sentence. The best penitentiary to visit...More
I enjoyed my time at the Eastern State Penitentiary so very much. So moving, informational, and stoic. From the deteriorating cells to the new art installations, it makes you reflect on yourself and have empathy for others. You get an audio tape when you arrive...More
Mom & Dad always said I needed to go to Eastern State (not to visit, but stay..Lol). We thoroughly enjoyed our visit even though it was hot during our visit. To see how they used the a Pennsylvania Method of lock-up (solitaire confinement) successfully and...More