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Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline...more
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We tried to buy tickets on line. The website was acting up. So once we arrived I showed them and they honored the on line pricing. We received the head set and were on our way. It was very informative and from many points of...More
Incredible!! Visited with teens and adults. Great experience over all, a little scary but not as much as other places we’ve visited. Different kinds of things in each attracting making sure there’s something for everyone. Hospitality and customer service like no other.
What an interesting place. In a sad state of disrepair but nonetheless worth the visit. You have an audio tour to follow at your own pace which gives a good overall impression. We learned a lot about the American penal system and some very interesting...More
Came for 2 reasons - terror behind the walls and daytime viewing of a delapidated prison.
Terror behind the walls was fun. Not too scary for me since there were so many people around and I chose not to get the necklace that allows the...More
This was a great place to visit and very interesting. My husband and I enjoyed the audio guided tour as we can move around at our own pace. Would highly recommend - & order online to get a discounted rate!
Took the day tour through the facility. The audio was included with the price of admission. It was very easy to use. You only needed to key in the number to match what you were seeing. The stories on the audio really gave you the...More
Eastern State was well worth the time we spent there. It was raining the day we visited and I think that added to the experience. You really got an idea of how dark the cells could get when there wasn’t any sunlight coming through the...More
I was so intrigued by this entire tour. Loved that you were able to go at your own pace, we weren't rushed at all & we learned so much about this part of history that was both shocking and enlightening.
Not sure what the hype about this place was but I did not get it. Not much to see. Excited to see Al Capone cell but they are not ever sure its his. Place was not restored it is just a rotting, destoryed place with...More