Eastern State Penitentiary

What It's About

The former 19th-century prison is considered to be the world’s first true penitentiary. Once home to gangster Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton, it is now open for audio tours and hosts seasonal events.

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a view of an Eastern State passageway through the gates

Photo credit: Eastern State Penitentiary.

Getting There on SEPTA

Nearby Routes: Buse 7, 32, and 48.

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