Eastern State Penitentiary

  • 2124 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • (215) 236-3300

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Historic Prisons

When the Eastern State Penitentiary was built in 1829 it was the largest and most expensive public structure ever built, and served as a model to over 300 other prisons of how to reform prisoners instead of punish them. Visitors can take a one-hour tour.


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