Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

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. This was the world’s first true `penitentiary,` a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone. Through November 30: Pandemonium, a site specific sound installation by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miler.

Admission: $12 Adults. $10 Seniors. $8 Students and Kids.

Address: 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia.

Public Contact: www.EasternState.org, or (215) 236-3300.



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