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Hands-On History

These short tours take place throughout the penitentiary, each lasting from five to fifteen minutes. An expert Eastern State educator engages visitors by leading an activity, exploring a special topic, or sharing a space not otherwise open to the public. Current experiences include Soup Alley and Hospital. Included with admission, subject to availability.

Red Cross on the head gate of the hospital cellblock

Daily Schedule

11:05 am - Soup Alley
11:20 am - Hospital
11:50 am - Soup Alley
2:05 pm - Soup Alley
2:20 pm - Hospital
2:50 pm - Soup Alley
3:05 pm - Soup Alley
3:20 pm - Hospital
3:50 pm - Soup Alley

*Subject to change

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