Eastern State Penitentiary
Talk- Matt Murphy: “Punishment in Poe’s Philadelphia”
(Director of Tours, Eastern State Penitentiary)
Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.
Guilty and Famous
Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America's most notorious criminals, including "Slick Willie" Sutton and "Scarface" Al Capone. Click the Photo to learn more about Al Capone's Cell.