Something that most of our guests have never heard of is also nearly always the favourite thing they visit while in Philadelphia. Make sure you take a self guided tour at this National Landmark.

But you can also join one of their guided tours:

  • Escape! Mon, Wed & Fri at 4:15 pm Sat & Sun at 10:15 am and 2:15 pm
  • Life Behind the Walls Tue & Thur at 4:15 pm Sat & Sun at 4:15 pm
  • Prison Inside a Prison Mon through Fri at 3:15 pm Sat & Sun at 12:15 pm and 3:15 pm
  • 142 Years of Architecture Mon through Fri at 2:15 pm Sat & Sun at 11:15 am

Self guided tours start any time between 10am and 4pm. All tours are $12. If you bring your student ID you will only pay $8 or you can get a $1 off coupon here.

If you like to find out more about the Eastern State Penitentiary please read our blog. For directions how to get to the prison from the hostel please click here.

Open Every Day, 10 am to 5 pm
22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia