Eastern State Penitentiary Part 2

March 20, 2017 18 Comments

You can view the first post from my visit to Eastern State Penitentiary here

Like I said in last week’s post about Eastern State Penitentiary, it’s one of the creepiest places in Philadelphia but also an excellent place to take photos. The variety in texture and color can’t be beat! I went over some of the history on last week’s post, but for a bit of history, it opened in 1829 as a revolutionary prison focused on penitence with solitude, and it’s most famous for where Al Capone was imprisoned (I have a photo of his cell below!).

To visit Eastern State Penitentiary, an adult ticket is $14, and it’s open every day except holidays. Steve Buscemi voices the audio tour (it’s pretty awesome!), and if you want a scarier tour, they have Terror Behind the Walls around Halloween. I haven’t done that tour yet, so I’m going to try to do it next year!

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Could you imagine trying to climb that wall to escape?

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

The prisoners had a greenhouse they could work in

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

This dentist’s chair is one of the most photographed places in the penitentiary

 

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

They used mirrors to be able to see multiple prisoners at once

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Al Capone’s cell! As you can see, it’s much fancier than the other cells

Have I convinced anyone to visit Eastern State Penitentiary yet? 🙂 It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in Philadelphia!

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18 Comments

  1. Reply

    Ella

    March 22, 2017

    Yup! Great photos! Not sure k would visit, though…

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 22, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

    March 24, 2017

    I could probably visit during the light of day, but never at night! I have some friends who have visited around (or during?) Halloween and they’ve tried to persuade me to go but it’s too much for me! Al Capone’s cell is pretty cool -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 24, 2017

      Yeah I don’t think I could go at night!

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    Ro

    March 24, 2017

    These pictures look amazing! I’m definitely not brave enough to go venture here at night or at all because I watched an episode of Ghost Hunters once with this place on it, haha. I’m too much of a scaredy cat, but awesome job capturing this place! Beautiful pictures!

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 24, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  4. Reply

    Camille

    March 24, 2017

    Your photos are incredible Julia, you’ve captured this place so well!

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 24, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

  5. Reply

    Khoi

    March 25, 2017

    Al Capone’s cell though…

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 25, 2017

      Yeah it’s really fascinating!

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    Kelly Duhigg

    March 25, 2017

    It’s so crazy that I am from NYC and have never been to Philly. Love the prison photos. They creep me out, in a good way, like when I visited the catacombs in Paris. Had no idea it openned in 1829. Very cool

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      Julia

      March 25, 2017

      Thanks! You should definitely visit Philly! 🙂 There’s so much to do here!

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    Elizabeth Seal

    March 25, 2017

    Oh wow, this place looks so beautiful! I love visiting old and abandoned places, places with so much history, I find it fascinating; especially 19th century history! ^^ xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 25, 2017

      Yeah it’s a really interesting place to visit!

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    Samantha

    March 27, 2017

    Your photographs are so amazing Julia ! This looks like a fantastic place to explore . That dentist chair reminds me of a scene in a horror movie . And I could not imagine climbing that wall to escape !

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 27, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂

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    The Sunday Mode

    March 28, 2017

    Oooo most people think this is weird of me but I actually love and am so fascinated by visiting different prisons around the world. This one looks really interesting as well, I can’t believe what Al Capone’s cell looks like!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Reply

      Julia

      March 28, 2017

      Yes, it’s a really interesting place to visit! This was my first prison visit and I enjoyed the tour!

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