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Eastern State Penitentiary | Philadelphia, PA

A few weekends ago, I finally got to visit the Eastern State Penitentiary with my friend, Sunday (of Sunday Nissen Photography.) While our husbands had fun at the Philadelphia Auto Show, we decided to take an adventure to this wonderful place of history and mystery. I have lived in Pennsylvania for awhile now, and I cannot believe it had taken me this long to see this historic sight! Especially with my love for abandoned places, the penitentiary was always on my list of must-see locations. In the middle of February, however, it was certainly very cold, but I’m glad I had finally visited.

If you are near the area and have a couple of hours to spare, I recommend visiting the penitentiary if you’re able! You will not be disappointed.

Black and white photograph of a penitentiary gate.

An outside wall of the Eastern State Penitentiary of Philadelphia.

Inside the Eastern State Penitentiary of Philadelphia.

Black and white photograph of part of the Eastern State Penitentiary.

Black and white photo of an old cell block.

A decaying cell block of an old penitentiary.

One of the sliding cell doors of the Eastern State Penitentiary.

A hall within a Philadelphia penitentiary.

A window of the Eastern State Penitentiary.

The Eastern State Penitentiary building.

A penitentiary cell block hallway falling into ruin.

A hall in the Eastern State Penitentiary of Philadelphia.

Looking down a cell block of the Eastern State Penitentiary.

A cell block hallway.

A chair resting in an old cell within the penitentiary.

A crumbling wall in the Eastern State Penitentiary.

Black and white photo of an old penitentiary cell block.

The decaying hallway of a penitentiary block in Philadelphia.

Cell block of the Eastern State Penitentiary.

One of the cell blocks of the Eastern State Penitentiary.

A decaying balcony of the Eastern State Penitentiary.

Details of a penitentiary staircase.

A cell with peeling paint on the walls of the Eastern State Penitentiary.

Black and white photo of a window in the Eastern State Penitentiary.

The decaying ceiling in the Eastern State Penitentiary.

Old sliding door of a penitentiary cell.

Light shining down on a stool in an Eastern State Penitentiary cell.

Inside one of the empty cells of the Eastern State Penitentiary.

An old, decaying room of the Eastern State Penitentiary.

One of the cells of the penitentiary.