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Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Using the Steve Buscemi-narrated audio tour, visitors explore the haunting and crumbling building and listen as former guards and inmates describe life at Eastern State Penitentiary, the world’s first true penitentiary, meant to inspire penitence.

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Eastern State Penitentiary

Tags: History, Museums & Attractions

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