Eastern State Penitentiary

The Eastern State Penitentiary
& The Barnes Museum

Philadelphia, PA

Eastern State Penitentiary Tower
Eastern State Penitentiary
The Barnes - Renior
The Barnes - South wall gallery

March 20, 2023

Join Superior Tours as we tour The Eastern State Penitentary and The Barnes Museum.

The Eastern State Penitentiary 

A former American prison in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Located at 2027 Fairmount Avenue between Corinthian Avenue and North 22nd Street in the Fairmount section of the city, was operational from 1829 until 1971. The penitentiary refined the revolutionary system of separate incarceration first pioneered at the Walnut Street Jail which emphasized principles of reform rather than punishment.

Notorious criminals such as Al Capone and bank robber Willie Sutton were held inside its innovative wagon wheel design. James Bruno (Big Joe) and several male relatives were incarcerated here between 1936 and 1948 for the alleged murders in the Kelayres massacre of 1934, before they were paroled. At its completion, the building was the largest and most expensive public structure ever erected in the United States, and quickly became a model for more than 300 prisons worldwide.

The prison is currently a U.S. National Historic Landmark, which is open to the public as a museum.

The Barnes Foundation:

An art collection and educational institution promoting the appreciation of art and horticulture and was was founded in 1922 by Albert C. Barnes. Originally in Merion, the art collection moved in 2012 to a new building on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Today, the foundation owns more than 4,000 objects, including over 900 paintings, estimated to be worth about $25 billion. These are primarily works by Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and Modernist masters, but the collection also includes many other paintings by leading European and American artists, as well as African art, antiquities from China, Egypt, and Greece, and Native American art.

Trip Includes:

  • Roundtrip transportation via Superior Tours luxury motor coach
  • Admission ticket to Eastern State Penitentiary & The Barnes Museum

Price:

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Times:

  • TBD depart from Pikesville: 2801 Smith Avenue, Pikesville, MD 21209 (Greenspring Shopping Center)
  • TBD depart from Towson: Park & Ride at Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, MD 21204 (Exit 29A off of 695)
  • TBD depart from Eastern State Penitentiary:

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