East State Pen &Grim Philly Serial Killer Tour

East State Pen &Grim Philly Serial Killer Tour

Prison Tour at the Eastern State Penitentiary and Candlelight Ghost Walk of Philadelphia, PA

Opened in 1829 as part of a controversial movement to change the behavior of inmates through "confinement in solitude with labor", "Eastern State Penitentiary" quickly became one of the most expensive and most copied buildings in the young United States. Some of America's most notorious criminals were held in the Penitentiary's vaulted, sky-lit cells, including bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone. After 142 years of consecutive use, Eastern State Penitentiary was completely abandoned in 1971, and now stands, a lost world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. After some free time in the historical area for lunch on your own, we will meet our guide for a Grim Philly's Sightseeing and  Serial Killer Tour. Unconventional sightseeing off the beaten path. Enjoy Betsy Ross House, Christ Church, Elfreth’s Alley, and Benjamin Franklin’s Grave, together with tales of serial slayings and psychopathic killers like the Corpse Collector, Frankfort Slasher, and H.H. Holmes. This is not your typical Liberty Bell Tour.


Note: This is NOT the Terror Behind the Walls attraction at the Penitentiary!!!


Children under seven years old cannot be admitted to the Eastern State Penitentiary.

Please dress in weather appropriate clothing. The floors of the ESP are Stone and occasionally uneven.

We do not recommend wearing sandals or open-toed shoes.


Departure Date:

Saturday, April 28, 2018

6:45 AM

Depart R & J Lot, Cressona, PA

7:05 AM

Depart Walmart, Hamburg, PA (South End of Row 2)

9:00 AM -11:15 PM

Eastern State Penitentiary Tour & Gift Shop

11:30 - 1:00 PM

Lunch on your own in the Historical District of Philadelphia

1:15 PM

Meet your Grim Philly Guide

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Grim Philly Serial Killer Tour

6:10 PM

Approx. Return to Walmart, Hamburg, PA

6:30 PM

Approx. Return to R & J Lot, Cressona, PA

Cost Per Person:

$68.00 Adult

$66.00 Senior 62+

$64.00 Child 7-12


Tour Includes:

Eastern State Penitentiary Prison Tour

Grim Philly Serial Killer Tour

Deluxe Motor Coach Transportation provided by R & J Transportation, Inc.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
R & J Lot R & J Lot, RT 183, Cressona, PA
Walmart, Hamburg, PA Walmart, Hamburg, PA
South End of Row 2
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