Member Directory

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Inc.

2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Main Contact: Dr. Kerry Sautner

Business Description:

Eastern State Penitentiary 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. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world's first true "penitentiary," a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of prisoners. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells held nearly 85,000 people over its long history, including bank robber "Slick Willie" Sutton and "Scarface" Al Capone. Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site interprets the legacy of American criminal justice reform, from the nation’s founding through to the present day, within the long-abandoned cellblocks of the nation’s most historic prisonEastern State Penitentiary’s innovative preservation, interpretation, and public programs will move visitors to engage in dialogue and deepen the national conversation about criminal justice.

Business Type:

Business Information:

  • Established in 2000
  • Non Profit
  • Member Since 2002


  • Default
  • Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Announces Two New Hires

    Posted on 4/14/2008 by Ms. Ellen Feist of Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Inc.

    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site announces the appointment of Elyssa Kane as the organization’s first Assistant Director for Development and Ellen Gilbert as the new Marketing Manager.

    Kane will develop and manage a comprehensive fundraising program to support Eastern State’s capital projects, public programs and exhibits, and operations. She has worked with nonprofits in the region for more than 20 years, most recently as Sr. Associate, External Relations for Opportunity Finance Network.

    Gilbert will oversee all aspects of advertising, promotions, media and sponsor relations for Eastern State. She brings experience from the nonprofit, tourism and hospitality industries, most recently as Director of Marketing and PR for the Theatre League of Philadelphia, the non-profit that operated the Merriam Theater.

    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, at 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue, is open every day, year round. More information at (215) 236-3300 or

My Benefit Advisor
Go to Top