Eastern State Penitentiary

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 1 reviews

My 11-year-old son and I planned a Sunday 1-day trip to visit several locations starting at 10am - 5pm, and the Go Philadelphia All-Inclusive Pass was very convenient and no hassle. We parked where we were going to finish the day and walked to all locations, except an Uber from Mutter to American Revolution Museum: 1) Philadelphia Art Museum (10-11:30am) - excellent; could have spent 2-3 hours on the 3rd floor alone, but had to move on to get to other attractions; we are not huge fans of art, but the armor, paintings, sculptures, and woodwork kept our interest the entire time 2) East State Penitentiary (11:45-1:15pm) - great; very interesting and spent 1.5 hours there when we only planned for 45 minutes. 3) Mutter Museum (2-3pm) - great; many specimens and so much content considering the smaller size of the building 4) American Revolution Museum (3:15-5pm) - great; walk through history that led up to the Revolution, the different battles, and many details from that time period.

Unique place to visit with a vert special atmosphere as a stabilized ruin. There is a lot to explore beyond the building which is fascinating for itself. Exhibits on current prison system are very interesting and well made.

One of the attractions that they said was part of the package had EXPIRED! one that I really wanted to see. make sure that the information on attractions is correct.

Interesting history with some thoughtful, progressive exhibits. Took my 12-year old son and it prompted some good public policy conversations.

I had an awesome time. The tour was really informed. It’s a self guided tour, so you’re able to go thru each block at your own pace