Philadelphia and the Countryside - Press Room

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary was one of the most famous prisons in the world, with a list of former inmates that includes bank robber “Slick Willie” Sutton and gangster Al Capone. No longer in use, the crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers are a ghost of the grand architecture for which the prison was known. The penitentiary offers tours year-round and in the fall features the popular—and frightening—“Terror Behind the Walls” haunted house.

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Architecture, History, Museums & Attractions

The high-resolution photo galleries of the visitphilly.com pressroom contain downloadable high-resolution images. These images MAY be used for editorial purposes ONLY in magazines, newspapers and online; by non-profit organizations promoting Philadelphia tourism; and by for-profit organizations hosting meetings and conventions in the region. These images MAY NOT be used in advertising or in for-sale items. Photos MUST be accompanied by a photo credit that includes VISIT PHILADELPHIA and the photographer's name.

If you have further questions, please contact Marisa Fischetti at mfischetti@visitphilly.com or via phone: (267) 514-0557