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Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphie Driving directions
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10am‑5pm

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A visit to the Eastern State Penitentiary, near Philadelphia, is interesting on more than one count. This disused prison, a monument of 19C architecture, is the symbol of successful heritage safeguarding, as well as a fascinating account of the history of the theory of incarceration. You will see the yards, corridors, hospital, places of worship of the different faiths, and a few cells restored to their original state - including Al Capone's luxury cell.

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