1-Day Pass With Eastern State Penitentiary Admission

Two Tours in One!

Quick Details

  • Hop-on, hop-off 1-day voucher with 28 Stops!
  • Expert local guide commentary, and multi-language audio commentary in English, French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin
  • General Admission ticket to the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
  • Not recommended for children under the age of 7

Philadelphia hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tour & ticket for the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site!

This bundle includes a one-day hop-on, hop-off voucher for our double-decker buses, plus a General Admission ticket to the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site. Child, adult, and senior discount pricing is available. General Admission tickets include “The Voices of Eastern State” audio tour, hands-on history interactive experiences, history exhibits, and artist installations. If space is available on the day of your visit, you may also reserve a spot at the Admissions Desk for that day’s guide-led tour and discussion at no additional charge.

General Admission tickets are valid any operating day. Not recommended for children under the age of seven (no ticket required for children under seven).

Did you know that Philadelphia is home to – what many consider – one of the most haunted places in the United States? Known from movies like 12 Monkeys with Bruce Willis, Eastern State Penitentiary is an abandoned prison that has been open to tourists and visitors as a museum and historical site since 1994. Touring the former halls, cells, and yards of the prison (guided experiences and headphone tours available) offers a truly unique visitor experience with fantastic photo opportunities and intriguing perspectives on prison reform and rehabilitation. But the building’s history spans nearly 200 years, as it was erected as a place of reform rather than punishment, with cells designed to offer solitary confinement dating back to 1829.

Over its more than 140 years of being actively used as a prison, Eastern State Penitentiary looks back at a turbulent history, with breakouts and riots, and notorious inmates such as Al Capone and Willie Sutton. During your visit, you’re able to dive deep into the prison’s history. Eastern State Penitentiary is one of Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours’ many stops along its 1-Day hop-on, hop-off loop, and we highly recommend purchasing our Combo: 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Pass with Eastern State Penitentiary.

Hours

Off-Peak (Oct.-March): 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Peak (April-September): 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.