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Eastern State Penitentiary

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

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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

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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

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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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Event Highlights Connection Between Philadelphia Basketball Legend, Eastern State Penitentiary

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.

05/05/2013

Eastern State Penitentiary Holds Unusual Reunion Saturday

It’s hard to imagine any fond reminiscing at this reunion, but former guard Linwood Johnson says, you’d be surprised.

05/03/2013

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Top Upcoming Food Events In Philadelphia

From annual community events to more exclusive affairs, here are your best Philadelphia food events to look into this season.

04/24/2013

Kitchen ruin is part of a new exhibit at Eastern State Penitentiary . (credit: John McDevitt)

Eastern State Penitentiary To Feature New Exhibits For Spring

Prison artifacts and newly open areas of Eastern State Penitentiary are part of new exhibits at the historic site in Fairmount this spring.

03/20/2013

Eastern State Tells Tales Of Romance Behind The Walls

As couples make their Valentines Day plans, Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount is preparing to regale visitors with tales of romance behind prison walls.

02/07/2013

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Free Admission To MLK Exhibit At Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend with a free program that includes dramatic readings of King’s famous letter from Birmingham Jail.

01/19/2013

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Philadelphia’s Most Haunted Places

Philadelphia is one of the nation’s oldest cities, so it’s inevitable some of its iconic spots would carry a little lore.

10/22/2012

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Top Kid-Friendly Haunted Houses In Philadelphia

Pick the haunted houses made for your kids — spooky, but not terrifying — with diverse activities perfect for the whole family. These are the top five haunted houses for families.

10/12/2012

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