Ivan Lutwin

So there are two ways to look at Eastern State Penitentiary, the 1st is as a museum. In this regard, the curators do a fantastic job by giving you a self guided audio tour. You understand how a larger prison like Eastern State was designed and at the end you see a staggering display on the current prison population which was incredibly eye opening.

The second way to look at the facility is from an architectural point of view. If you are a photographer, you will love some of the incredible shots that can be taken here.

My children and my wife enjoyed the tour. Be aware, there is no heat/AC so dress accordingly.