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Eastern State Penitentiary

("Terror Behind the Walls" director Jason Ohlsen, center, poses with some of the actors who will perform during the annual haunted house at the historic prison.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Annual ‘Terror Behind The Walls’ Ghoul Show Opens Friday in Fairmount

This Friday, the doors at Eastern State Penitentiary swing open once again for the twenty-first installment of “Terror Behind the Walls.”

09/18/2012

(The Philadelphia Museum of Art.  File photo)

Top Museum Exhibits To See This Fall In Philadelphia

Think you’ve seen it all? Think again! This fall, Philly’s museums are doing it up right with options everyone will love.

09/17/2012

(Sean Kelly with Eastern State Penitentiary is ready to celebrate Bastille Day.) (credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Eastern State Penitentiary Celebrates Bastille Day

Eastern State Penitentiary will celebrate Bastille Day on Saturday in front of the Fairmount prison.

07/12/2012

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

It’s Prison Break Weekend At Eastern State Penitentiary

The staff at Eastern State Penitentiary are acting out one of the most famous attempted escapes at the prison.

06/09/2012

(Credit: Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation)

Popular Tourist Bus Loop Back In A Phlash

The Phlash Downtown Loop returns for the 2012 season, beginning on Friday, with a couple of new destinations.

05/04/2012

(Kelly Otterson, Eastern State's tour program manager, stands under the lamp of an operating room at the former prison.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Two More Sections of Eastern State Penitentiary Being Opened To Public View

An exercise yard for Death Row inmates, and the prison’s hospital section, are being opened to the public for the first time as restoration work proceeds.

03/28/2012

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Love Behind The Walls Opens At Eastern State Penitentiary In Fairmount

Eastern State Penitentiary hosts special Valentine’s Day guided tours examining the love stories of this famous prison.

02/12/2012

A view from above "The Gauntlet," a new attraction at Terror Behind The Walls. (Credit: John McDevitt)

‘Terror Behind The Walls’ Opens This Weekend

With Halloween right around the corner, Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount opened it’s annual haunted attraction fundraiser this weekend.

09/25/2011

A view from above "The Gauntlet," a new attraction at Terror Behind The Walls. (Credit: John McDevitt)

An All-New ‘Terror Behind The Walls’ Opens This Week In Fairmount

Eastern State Penitentiary historic site in the Fairmount section is getting ready to celebrate its 20th Halloween season with the biggest fundraiser of the year. “Terror Behind the Walls” opens its gates later this week with a new look.

09/19/2011

(Eastern State senior vice president Sean Kelly unveils new advertising for their "Terror Behind the Walls" seasonal show.  Credit: Karin Phillips)

For Its 20th Year, Two New Shows At Eastern State Penitentiary

Officials says the Eastern State Penitentiary historic site has become a national destination site, and they are celebrating with two new attractions.

08/30/2011

'12 Monkeys' was shot in Eastern State in the '90s. (Credit: John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio)

Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts Upcoming Screening Of ’12 Monkeys’

A historic landmark in Fairmount will be hosting an outdoor movie night next week, and the scenery may look familiar.

07/16/2011

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Former Inmates, Guards Reunite At Eastern State Penitentiary

Former inmates and guards gathered at Eastern State Penitentiary Sunday to reminisce about the days when the prison was anything but a tourist attraction.

05/15/2011

George Hiltner opens the prison's heavy gate. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Visitors To Eastern State Unlock Secrets Of The Prison

Visitors to the historic landmark will be handed the keys to the intricate locking mechanisms on the prison’s cells and gates.

03/31/2011

(Photos by John McDevitt)

At Historic Philly Prison, A Contest In Gingerbread

Eastern State Penitentiary, in the Fairmount section of the city, is spicing things up with a gingerbread contest.

12/01/2010

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“Haunted” Fairmount Prison Brings Full Nights Of Terror To A Few

Eastern State Penitentiary, in the Fairmount section of the city, is holding an “Alone” contest to coincide with its haunted-house fundraiser, “Terror Behind The Walls.”

10/19/2010

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