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There are two ways to visit Eastern State Penitentiary. Daytime Prison Tours are available Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (last entry 4 pm). Night Tours: Winter Holidays are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 6 pm from November 26th through December 23rd and every evening December 26th through December 30th.
Save $2 per person when you buy your Daytime Prison Tour tickets in advance online. There are two types of tickets available for purchase for Daytime Prison Tours. Please only purchase one ticket per person.
General admission tickets for Daytime Prison Tours are not date or time specific and are valid one year from the date of purchase. Guide-Led Tour tickets are date specific and for a 10am start time
Become a Member today! Benefits of membership include free admission for daytime prison tours, bypassing advanced ticket reservations for daytime prison tours, invitation to member-exclusive events, free admission to Night Tours: Winter Holidays, 20% discount in the museum store, and more. Your support helps us enable visitors and members alike to revisit the past and rethink the future of criminal justice reform in America.
Discounts available for groups of 15 or more.
We offer a worry-free online booking policy for our daytime tours. This policy allows the flexibility to make reservation changes, including cancellations and refunds, up to 24 hours prior to the date listed on your ticket, without incurring fees. Simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you'd like to reschedule or request a refund.