To celebrate Archives Month Philly, Eastern State Archivist Erica Harman will lead several special 15-minute Hands-On History tours of the penitentiary’s collection storage area that houses Eastern State’s generally unknown, fascinating, and sometimes creepy collection of prisoner-made objects, photographs, and documents.
Fridays, October 5 through October 26
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Included in standard admission. When purchasing online, admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and children ages 7 – 12. When purchasing at the door, admission is $16, $14, and $12, respectively.
Purchase tickets: http://www.easternstate.org
Eastern State Archivist Erica Harman will meet up to 10 guests at Al Capone’s Cell for this special behind-the-scenes adventure, which will take place at 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm on Fridays, October 5 through October 26. Included with admission. No reservations necessary.
To further honor Archives Month Philly, each day in October Eastern State Penitentiary will feature an item from its collection on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram.