Eastern State Penitentiary
All sorts of interactive and educational activities about animals roles in prisons from the past to the present are planned.
Prison Food Weekend runs June 6th and 7th.
The historic Eastern State Penitentiary, in Fairmount, launches its 2015 season with new art installations and a free open house on Friday evening.
Friday marks the 70th anniversary of the famous escape.
The temporary exhibit, called “Escape!,” features rarely seen artifacts such as confiscated “shanks” (homemade knives), handcuffs, and books of mug shots.
If you wish to take in a day of culture and history, there are plenty of places to choose from whether your interests are in architecture, art or history.
Now through Monday, Eastern State Penitentiary is hosting a program called “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
Stop at one of the many gift shops in our suggested Philadelphia museums and pick up a memento to bring home.
If you bring a new unwrapped toy or book for the kids to Eastern State Penitentiary, the historic site will grant a second tour admission free of charge. The toy drive is a partnership between Eastern State and Philadelphia FIGHT’s Institute for Community Justice.
Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!
Capone was an inmate in Philadelphia’ Eastern State Penitentiary for eight months during 1929-1930 – his first stint in prison.
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.