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Please consider donating or becoming a member to help support the daily operation of this important historic site.


  • Breaking Ground for a New Future

    Our challenge together is to match – or exceed – a generous $120,000 gift by the end of 2019. With your help, we’re breaking ground on phase one of construction of our planned visitor center including a new tour launch point.

    Donate today.



  • 5 Ways to Support Eastern State

    Help us preserve Eastern State and promote our mission to interpret criminal justice reform in America. Read about five different ways you can support us.

    Learn more.



  • Make a Gift

    Help support Eastern State Penitentiary, America's Most Historic Prison™!

    Learn more.



  • Become a Member

    Enjoy lots of activities, special events, and unlimited admission to the historic site during public hours.

    Learn more.



  • Funders & Donors

    We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of our funders and donors.

    Learn more.



  • The Road Ahead

    We are at a crossroads. Having addressed most of the stabilization and programmatic challenges that faced the organization 20 years ago, the time has come for a new, more ambitious vision. We have rewritten our mission statement to embody our new vision, and created an ambitious Strategic Plan for the infrastructure and visitor amenities necessary to realize this site’s extraordinary potential.

    Click here to see a synopsis of our accomplishments and our vision of the future.

    Click here for our 2018 update as well as a look at what's ahead in 2019 and beyond.



  • Additional Information

    If you are sending us a check or money order, please mail to:

    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
    Attn: Advancement Office
    2027 Fairmount Avenue
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130

    (Please note that gifts must be postmarked by December 31 to be included in the current calendar year for tax purposes.)

    Eastern State’s Tax Identification Number is: 31-1627155.

    If you wish to make a gift of appreciated stock, or some other form of gift, please contact the Advancement Office by calling (215) 236-5111 x224 or email us at [email protected].



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