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Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

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22nd St. and Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19133


Map of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site and recommended places nearby
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Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site - Reviews from across the web

No title - user review
The setting had great potential but they blew it. Although the ghouls did an excellent job with make-up, mostly they just jumped out at you. I felt the penitentiary missed a lot of oppor...

My kids favorite site in Philly - user review
Touring the Eastern State Penitentiary was a great history lesson! My kids l...

Eastern State Penitentiary - user review
Spooky and creepy -- no wonder they offer Halloween nightime tours. Is it haunted? Current guides differ in their answers. The admission price includes an audiotour of over 41 displays that discuss life in the prison.I think every parent should take children here for a visit. It might be a bigger de...

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site - expert review
Designed by John Haviland and built in 1829, Eastern State was at the time the most expensive building in America; it influenced penal design around the world and was the model for some 300 prisons from China to South America. Before it closed in 1971, the prison was home to Al Capone, Willie Sutton...

Philly's BEST attraction! - user review
Upon my first trip to Philadelphia over Labor Day weekend, 2005, we stumbled upon this unbelievable relic, nestled in the middle of a quaint intown neighborhood. The fare was low, y...

Scary! Well done! - user review
We went to their nighttime Terror Behind The Walls and it was very good, very well done. The actors are motivated to freak you out. At one part you get to wear 3D glasses; at another part th...

Very creepy! - user review
We went around Halloween with the intention of going to their spooky Halloween event (Terror Behind the Walls) but for some reason, we couldn't make it to it so we went during the day. It wa...

Good and spooky place - user review
I took a group of friends with me to visit this historical prison and we all enjoyed it so much that we made a special trip to see it again two months later. It is a little spo...

You won't be alone - user review
My sons and I did have an experience of the paranormal kind, although I cannot disclose the picture I have until I share it with the tourist attraction in question, I had also had ...

Now I don't need to go to Alcatraz! - user review
On the spur of the moment, me and some friends visiting from the burbs decided to check out the Penitentiary. It was definitely an interesting and informative experience. They give out a...

A Great Experience - user review
My mom didnt want to go here, but we both found the experience to be very interesting and informative. I was glad that you could walk around and do things at your own pace. ...

Interesting for an afternoon - user review
This was an interesting place to go see though I think I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't seen Alcatraz already. The audio tour had a lot of filler in it and there were times ...

Cool place to visit - user review
This is surely a hidden treasure. It was the very first penitentiary in the nation. If you like ruins, and are curious about ghosts, this place is a MUST. Check out the prison pac...

Awesome place to visit! - user review
I liked everything about this place. I went to the Halloween production they have around that time of year and the next day I went on a regular tour and it was very cool! Its ...

Amazing - user review
Absolutly amazing. a definate must see!...

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