Your Eastern State Penitentiary ticket includes 

  • Free time to explore the Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Self-guided audio tour
  • The chance to see Al Capone’s cell

Hours of Operation

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

Closings & Holidays

Thanksgiving Day 

Know before you go

  • There's a guide-led tour and discussion every day at 2pm subject to availability. Be sure to get to ESP 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.
  • Most visitors spend around two hours at the Eastern State Penitentiary and last admission is one hour before close.
  • Dress for the weather – ESP 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