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Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline...more
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If you’ve been to Philly and you’ve never been to Eastern State, YOU ARE MISSING OUT! Not only on a fun, unusual museum, but on a chance to learn about an often swept-under-the-rug facet of American history. The site is visually stunning, educational, fun, and...More
This was a great stop. We took the hospital guided tour which id highly recommend. Tour is limited to 30 people - so line up early. The audio as part of the normal admissions was perfect. I dont regret not doing the 2pm guided tour....More
This was a very educational prison. My daughter said it was almost as interesting as Alcatraz. There were a couple inappropriate stories in some areas, but there were parental advisories. This will definitely leave wonderful memories in our hearts.
We’ve been coming to Philly for the last 8 years and never had visited. So, we decided to check it out. I know people tend to visit during Halloween due to the reputation of it be very haunted. We went on a Saturday and it...More
I have been to Eastern State a few years in a row for their Terror Behind The Walls! It is a pretty awesome Halloween Attraction! Besides for the scary rooms, make up and live actors scaring the pants off of you the MAIN ATTRACTION is...More
Admission is fairly priced. It's a self guided tour in which you're provided a headset and an audiobox which covers every station both on and off the "guided" tour. Staff seemed to be very knowledgeable and were engaging. If you have an afternoon to spare,...More
Response from 530beverlyr | Reviewed this property |
Very easy and I recommend it. We Uber or took Lift all over the place. Also do the hop on hop off bus tour, u can see the whole city and then ride to where u want get in and off, we did that too- just another option 😁
Response from MatthewMoggridge | Reviewed this property |
I'd say that yes, there probably are areas that are off limits; however, those areas are probably not worth looking at as they're in a state of disrepair. As you wander around, you see (if my memory serves me correctly, an... More
I'd say that yes, there probably are areas that are off limits; however, those areas are probably not worth looking at as they're in a state of disrepair. As you wander around, you see (if my memory serves me correctly, an entire wing that is off limits, but only because it's in the aforementioned state of disrepair. There are cells also that are just piles of rubble almost, so the word 'off limits' is misleading. Nobody's holding anything back, it's just an old prison and parts of it haven't been brought up to the standard of 'exhibit'.