Eastern State Penitentiary


Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today preserved in a state of ruin.

Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts until it closed in 1971. Today the site is available to tour, and includes artist installations.

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