Eastern State Penitentiary
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Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitientary opened the 2013 season Friday night with more screams than ever before.
Students from the nearby Bache-Martin Elementary School helped break ground at Eastern State Penitentiary.
“It’s seems a little bit strange, but people really like this building,” says Brett Bertolino, director of operations at Eastern State Penitentiary.
Eastern State Penitentiary is getting ready for its biggest fundraiser of the year, “Terror Behind the Walls.”
With more than 150 performances, this year’s festival promises to take you there and back.
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.
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.
It’s a big weekend for the Alex’s Lemonade Stands cancer charity, and Eastern State Penitentiary will be serving its visitors prison slop!
Philadelphia’s historic Eastern State Penitentiary is hosting “Prison Food Weekend” on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9.
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.
On Thursday night, a special event called “Play it Forward” will be held at Eastern State Penitentiary, to raise money to save a series of murals painted in what was the office of the Catholic Chaplain.
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Prison artifacts and newly open areas of Eastern State Penitentiary are part of new exhibits at the historic site in Fairmount this spring.