Eastern State Penitentiary
I bet if we told you to think of something that’s both terrifying and vintage, creepy dolls and your parents’ prom pictures would be the first two things to pop into mind. But, what if we told you about something older and even more terrifying than those vintage pictures? Just imagine one of the first penitentiaries in the country, where prisoners were held in solitary confinement for their entire stay, getting turned into a haunted house for Halloween (told ya there was something scarier than seeing your mom with a mullet).
Eastern State Penitentiary, which opened nearly 200 years ago, is in line for a $500,000 state grant to help with its preservation.
Fall is the perfect time to plan a visit to the City of Brotherly Love. From Center City to Valley Forge, visitors to Philadelphia will soak up history as they take in the colors and sights of the season.
Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount opens the gates to “Terror Behind The Walls” Friday night for the 24th year.
The haunted attraction known as “Terror Behind the Walls” opens September 19th.
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Most cravings call for French fries or ice cream; not a nutritionally-dense “food product” served in American prisons.
If you think of Eastern State Penitentiary as just a tourist attraction, you might have to think again.
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site has a new permanent exhibit to spark conversation about incarceration.
“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.
Eastern State Penitentiary is hosting a program this weekend, taking a look a Dr. Martin Luther King’s letter from Birmingham.
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.
For more information on Eastern State Penitentiary: Terror Behind The Walls, go to: http://www.easternstate.org/halloween
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Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitientary opened the 2013 season Friday night with more screams than ever before.