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Guide-Led Tour and Discussion

This 45-minute in-depth, guide-led tour explores Eastern State's complex history, its ongoing relevance to contemporary social issues, and sets the stage for conversation about justice and the role of prisons in society.

The Guide-Led Tour and Discussion is included with standard admission, subject to availability; however, the only way to guarantee your spot is to purchase date-specific Guide-Led Tour and Discussion tickets online in advance.

Guide-Led Tours are currently available at 12:00 pm on weekdays and at 11:00 am every Saturday and Sunday. The tour begins promptly at the time listed on your ticket, so please plan accordingly.

ASL Guide-Led Tour and Discussion: Once a month, an Eastern State Educator leads the tour in partnership with an ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter from Hands UP Productions. Visitors from the D/deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities are welcome to attend. This program includes both ASL and voice interpretation.

Upcoming dates are as follows: August 3, September 1, October 12, November 30, and December 28. For more information about accessibility at Eastern State, visit

Looking for a self-guided experience where you can explore specific interests at your own pace? Check out our audio tour.

Visiting Eastern State with 15 or more people? Or hoping for a more individualized experience? A private group tour might be the best choice for you. Click here to learn more about our group tours.

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