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Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

A guide at Eastern State Penitentiary tells visitors about the famed prison—its appearance in movies such as 12 Monkeys, its notable inmates like Willie Sutton and Al Capone and its designation as the first true penitentiary, a prison system designed to inspire penitence....

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Eastern State Penitentiary

Tags: History, Museums & Attractions

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary’s Hands-On History program gives visitors the key—literally. Prison-goers find hidden doors and locks, open prison cells, check out the underground punishment cells, stroll through the chaplain’s office and explore other normally off-limits areas....

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Eastern State Penitentiary

Tags: History, Museums & Attractions

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Now a National Historic Landmark, Eastern State Penitentiary was designed to instill fear in potential wrongdoers. The building gained fame for many reasons: Al Capone and Willie Sutton spent time here; it had indoor plumbing before the White House; and movies such as 12 Monkeys were filmed here. But it’s...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Eastern State Penitentiary

Tags: Architecture, History, Museums & Attractions

Laurel Hill Cemetery

Laurel Hill Cemetery

Laurel Hill Cemetery does not conform to the typical “spooky” graveyard stereotype. Thanks to its green landscape, breathtaking views and beautiful sculptures and architecture—and interesting residents—it’s a popular spot for history buffs, picnickers, joggers, bikers and dog walkers. Visitors can enjoy free self-guided or cell phone tours, or join special...

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Churches & Sacred Sites, History

Laurel Hill Cemetery

Laurel Hill Cemetery

Art, sculpture and architecture separate the magnificent Laurel Hill Cemetery from the typical graveyard. The 75-acre landscaped space holds beautiful gems, along with some notable residents—Rittenhouse, Strawbridge, Widener, Elkins, General Meade and six Titanic passengers. Visitors can enjoy free self-guided or cell phone tours, or join special events such as...

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Arts & Culture, Churches & Sacred Sites, History

Laurel Hill Cemetery

Laurel Hill Cemetery

Because of its history, landscape, sculptures and views, Laurel Hill Cemetery welcomes people of all interests—tour-goers, picnickers, dog walkers and joggers—all year long. Just a short distance from Center City, the National Historic Landmark offers a nearby and beautiful retreat for residents and visitors for $0 general admission....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Churches & Sacred Sites, History

Laurel Hill Cemetery

Laurel Hill Cemetery

Because of its history, landscape, sculptures and location along the Schuylkill River, Laurel Hill Cemetery welcomes people of all interests—tour-goers, picnickers, bikers and joggers—all year long. Just a short distance from Center City, the National Historic Landmark offers a nearby and beautiful retreat for residents and visitors for $0 general...

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Churches & Sacred Sites, History

Laurel Hill Cemetery

Laurel Hill Cemetery

The bodies of six Titanic passengers, 40 Civil War generals and myriad local icons reside for eternity at Laurel Hill Cemetery, one of the few cemeteries in the nation to be designated a National Historic Landmark. Though admission to the 75-acre spiritual, historical, cultural and horticultural space is free for...

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Churches & Sacred Sites, History

Marathon Farm

Marathon Farm

Local restaurant chain Marathon’s urban farm lives up to its “Spreading the love, one carrot at a time” promise through its commitment to community involvement and education, as well as its onsite farmers’ market, stocked with affordable healthy produce....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

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