Eastern State Penitentiary In Philadelphia was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but today it sits empty. Except for the ghosts of inmates past.

 

We had a chance to visit Eastern State Penn a few years ago. We thought about going at night when it's scary, but we did the daytime tour instead. That was creepy enough!

 

 

 

 

If you do want a real terrifying experience, they offer "Terror Behind The Walls" for those who think they can handle it.  I've heard that it's not for the faint of heart!

 

 

There were a lot of famous inmates at ESP, most notably, Al Capone. His cell was quite luxurious compared to others. I guess he had connections even inside the walls.

The history is fascinating. If that's your thing, take some time and read about it here.