Eastern State Penitentiary

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 259 reviews

My 11-year-old son and I planned a Sunday 1-day trip to visit several locations starting at 10am - 5pm, and the Go Philadelphia All-Inclusive Pass was very convenient and no hassle. We parked where we were going to finish the day and walked to all locations, except an Uber from Mutter to American Revolution Museum: 1) Philadelphia Art Museum (10-11:30am) - excellent; could have spent 2-3 hours on the 3rd floor alone, but had to move on to get to other attractions; we are not huge fans of art, but the armor, paintings, sculptures, and woodwork kept our interest the entire time 2) East State Penitentiary (11:45-1:15pm) - great; very interesting and spent 1.5 hours there when we only planned for 45 minutes. 3) Mutter Museum (2-3pm) - great; many specimens and so much content considering the smaller size of the building 4) American Revolution Museum (3:15-5pm) - great; walk through history that led up to the Revolution, the different battles, and many details from that time period.

Upon a recommendation from a member in my book club I got tickets for myself and friends to "hop off" at the Eastern State Penitentiary. The outside dilapidated walls set us up for a hauntingly poignant step back in time to an unsuccessful attempt to solicit penitence. The audio and visual aids send you on an insightful journey through our penal system. I would strongly encourage anyone visiting Philadelphia to experience this incredible piece of history. I will have these images forever.

Longwood Gardens was a wonderful experience. Picking up the ticket I got from you was a hassle to claim. Seems they had never heard of you and as I was trying to get my ticket I was beginning to think we weren't going to be able to claim it or.

Engaged probably the best guide my wife has ever had in her travels.

When I am away on business my wife sometimes comes along. I engage a guide for her where ever we are. This guide was one of the best we have had over the years.

Interesting history with some thoughtful, progressive exhibits. Took my 12-year old son and it prompted some good public policy conversations.