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Eastern State Penitentiary

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

Ben Franklin Parkway (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Philadelphia Tourist Attractions

Why not pay a visit to the City of Brotherly love? Here’s our roundup of the city’s top tourist attractions.

CBS Philly–09/22/2010

Gargoyles Perched Atop Eastern State for 'Terror'

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic site in Philadelphia’s Fairmount section is preparing for its biggest fundraiser of the year – “Terror Behind the Walls.”

09/08/2010

Historic Prison Prepares for Fall Season Scare-Fest

The historic Eastern State Penitentiary site, in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, is preparing for its biggest fundraiser of the year — “Terror Behind the Walls.”

09/07/2010

A Bat Mitzva in The Big House at Eastern State

by KYW’s John McDevitt A Bat Mitzva behind bars. Eastern State Penitentiary historic site in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia celebrates its first this weekend.

06/25/2010

This storied building has a long and nearly tragic history. (Credit: www.holyghostheadquarters.org)

Philadelphia’s Famous Architecture And Architects

Did you know that Philadelphia was home to the first row house in the United States as well as the country’s first modern skyscraper? In fact, Philadelphia is a hub of architectural firsts, famous architects and even more famous buildings.

CBS Philly–01/21/2010

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