Eastern State Penitentiary

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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

("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

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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

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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

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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

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