Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary at night

Photo courtesy of Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary is a former prison in Philadelphia that was in use from 1829 until 1971. During its use, it housed notorious criminals such as Al Capone and Willie Sutton. It is currently a historical landmark and a museum. It is listed on Time magazine's list of the Top 10 Haunted Places and NY Daily News's list of the Most Haunted Places on Earth.

Summary of the Haunting

Paranormal Investigations

Eastern State Penitentiary has been featured on Fox Television's World's Scariest Places, TLC's America's Ghost Hunters, SyFy Channel's Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters Academy, MTV's FEAR, and Travel Channel's Most Haunted Live and Ghost Adventures. Links to some of these and other investigations include:

Books and Articles


For More Information

Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 236-3300