Go to Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary for free as a Go Philadelphia pass holder. 

Visit the Eastern State Penitentiary with a Go Philadelphia pass 

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
  • Spend free time exploring the Eastern State Penitentiary with a self-guided audio tour
  • Get the chance to see Al Capone’s cell
  • Your Go Philadelphia pass also gives you free entry to other popular attractions included in the low discount price

Step into this historic prison and see the comfortably-furnished cell where Chicago gangster Al Capone was held for eight months.

Hours of Operation

Open daily
10AM - 5PM
Last entry at 4PM

Closings & Holidays

Thanksgiving Day 

Know before you go

There's no need for individual tickets, admission is included with your Go Philadelphia pass along with the other popular attractions listed.

After you’ve made your purchase, you’ll be emailed your Go Philadelphia pass which you may download via our app. Simply present your pass at the admission desk of the must-see Philadelphia penitentiary. 

Tips for visiting the Eastern State Penitentiary

  • There's a guide-led tour and discussion every day at 2pm subject to availability. Be sure to get to the Eastern State Penitentiary early if you would like to attend.
  • Decide before you go whether you want to do the full audio tour and then go back and take time to do each Hands-On History exhibit, or, do them as you encounter them along the tour.
  • Allow plenty of time as most visitors spend around two hours at the Eastern State Penitentiary.
  • Last admission is one hour before closing time.
  • Dress for the weather – the Eastern State Penitentiary does not have climate control.

Getting there

Eastern State Penitentiary

US, PA, Philadelphia, 19130, 2027 Fairmount Ave,


2027 Fairmount Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19130
United States