Nov. 25, 2017 (the afternoon)

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That afternoon, we decided to visit the Eastern State Penitentiary – the advertising says it was, “once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.”

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I was skeptical about “the ruin” part was very surprised at how well they are keeping the feeling of decay.

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The self guided audio tour is very well done, with added audio stops at different areas.

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The medical ward.

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Dental chair

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There are several exhibits in the museum, including multimedia films and a look at incarceration rates in the US versus the world.

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Cindy Stockton Moore’s “Other Absences” reminds us their are victims, these images are some of the murder victims by former inmates at Eastern.

This was a great surprise and wonderful museum, worth the time when in Philly!

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