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The cell where the famous escape originated. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Famous Philadelphia Prison Escape Spotlighted At Eastern State

Friday marks the 70th anniversary of the famous escape.

04/02/2015

(Zip guns, shanks, and shivs are among the confiscated items on display at Eastern State's "popup" museum.  Photo by John McDevitt)

New Exhibit Recalls the Dangers of Historic Eastern State Prison, in Fairmount

The temporary exhibit, called “Escape!,” features rarely seen artifacts such as confiscated “shanks” (homemade knives), handcuffs, and books of mug shots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

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