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Eastern State Penitentiary

Prison Warden Herbert Smith (R) with an inmate from 1939. (credit: Eastern State Penitentiary)

New Exhibit At Eastern State Penitentiary Displays Historic Treasures Public Rarely Sees

“Sin and Salvation” — that’s the name of an eleven day pop-up museum that opened Saturday inside the walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount.

04/12/2014

Actor Dax richardson reads King's letter from Birmingham at Eastern State Penitentiary. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Special Program This Weekend Highlights MLK Letter From Jail

Eastern State Penitentiary is hosting a program this weekend, taking a look a Dr. Martin Luther King’s letter from Birmingham.

01/18/2014

(An undated Christmas photo of prisoners and staffers at Eastern State Penitentiary.  Used with permission)

Recalling Active Days, Eastern State Pen Holds Toy Drive For Kids of Parents In Prison

Mentoring tour guide Ben Bookman says even when the prison, at 21st Street and Fairmount, was a working penitentiary, Christmas was a special time — even for the prisoners.

12/23/2013

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Eastern State Penitentiary: Terror Behind The Walls

For more information on Eastern State Penitentiary: Terror Behind The Walls, go to: http://www.easternstate.org/halloween

10/25/2013

Inside the halls of Eastern State Penitentiary. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

America’s Most Haunted Places

This list includes five of the most haunted places in America, all with significant claims of real poltergeists.

09/24/2013

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‘Terror Behind The Walls’ Returns With Scary New Twist

Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitientary opened the 2013 season Friday night with more screams than ever before.

09/21/2013

(Children help break ground at a new garden behind Eastern State Penitentiary, in Fairmount.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Community Garden To Grow Near Former Prison in Fairmount

Students from the nearby Bache-Martin Elementary School helped break ground at Eastern State Penitentiary.

09/10/2013

(Brett Bertolino, director of operations at Eastern State Penitentiary.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Historic Prison Site in Fairmount Now Available For Weddings

“It’s seems a little bit strange, but people really like this building,” says Brett Bertolino, director of operations at Eastern State Penitentiary.

09/06/2013

Carson the gargoyle is installed at Eastern State Penitentiary, signaling Terror Behind The Walls will soon open its gates. (credit: John McDevitt)

Halloween Is (Already) In The Air At Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary is getting ready for its biggest fundraiser of the year, “Terror Behind the Walls.”

09/04/2013

(An image from "All The Sex I've Ever Had."  Photo provided)

Philadelphia’s Fringe Festival Expands To 18 Days of Events

With more than 150 performances, this year’s festival promises to take you there and back.

09/03/2013

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Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts ‘Pets In Prison’ Event

This weekend, guests can learn about the role of animals throughout the prison’s history – from unwelcome creepy crawlies to Eastern State’s former mascot, Pep the Dog.

08/14/2013

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Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts “Pets In Prison” Event

From dogs and cats to pigs and horses, Eastern State Penitentiary housed a lot more creatures than just humans. The penitentiary has a new program that is teaching the public about the history of animals in prison.

06/22/2013

(Jay Scott, father of the late Alex Scott, outside the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation office.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Alex’s Lemonade, Frozen Yogurt, and… Prison Food?!

It’s a big weekend for the Alex’s Lemonade Stands cancer charity, and Eastern State Penitentiary will be serving its visitors prison slop!

06/06/2013

Inside the halls of Eastern State Penitentiary. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Eastern State Penitentiary Puts The Spotlight On Prison Food

Philadelphia’s historic Eastern State Penitentiary is hosting “Prison Food Weekend” on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9.

06/04/2013

and Donda West Sign Copies Of Her New Book "Raising Kayne"

Rapper To Project Music Video Onto 3 Philadelphia Landmarks

In addition to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, visitors to the City of Brotherly Love on Friday will have another attraction to check out.

05/24/2013

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