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11 Oct, 2016, 16:02 ET Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary, America's Largest Haunted House, features Six Attractions in a Real Abandoned Prison

Terror Behind the Walls, America's largest haunted house, is located inside the massive, castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in...


14 Sep, 2016, 09:05 ET Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary Announces 2016 Season with New Attraction and New Immersive Experience

 Terror Behind the Walls, America's largest haunted house, is located inside the massive, castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in...


24 Feb, 2016, 13:13 ET Eastern State Penitentiary's 2016 Pop-Up Museum Gives Visitors a Glimpse of Rare Prison Artifacts

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is giving visitors a glimpse into the inmate experience at this long-abandoned prison with Pop-Up Museum:...


07 Jan, 2016, 12:20 ET Eastern State Penitentiary Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Readings of "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

 Saturday, January 16 through Monday, January 18, 2016, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and...


13 Oct, 2015, 15:36 ET Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary's 25th Season Features Two Groundbreaking New Attractions and Truly Interactive Haunted Experience

Terror Behind the Walls, America's largest haunted house, is located inside the massive, castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in...


16 Sep, 2015, 09:05 ET Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary Announces 25th Season with Two Groundbreaking New Attractions and Truly Interactive Haunted Experience

Terror Behind the Walls, America's largest haunted house, is located inside the massive, castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in...


23 Apr, 2015, 16:30 ET Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts Alumni Reunion Saturday, May 9

 Eastern State Penitentiary will host its annual Alumni Reunion on Saturday, May 9 with hour-long Q&A sessions at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m....


18 Mar, 2015, 11:12 ET Eastern State Penitentiary's 2015 Pop-Up Museum Gives Visitors a Glimpse of Rare Prison Artifacts

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site kicks off its 2015 tour season by giving visitors a glimpse into the inmate experience at this...


15 Jan, 2015, 10:25 ET Eastern State Penitentiary Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Readings of "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

Saturday, January 17 through Monday, January 19, 2015, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his...


16 Dec, 2014, 08:50 ET Eastern State Penitentiary Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Readings of "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

Saturday, January 17 through Monday, January 19, 2015, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his...


01 Dec, 2014, 13:37 ET Eastern State Penitentiary Kicks Off Holiday Season with Toy Drive Benefiting Children with Incarcerated Parents

Eastern State Penitentiary celebrates this holiday season with a toy drive benefiting local kids whose parents are in prison, December 1 through...


18 Sep, 2014, 10:15 ET Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary Announces 2014 Season with Brand-New Attraction and Truly Interactive Haunted Experience

Terror Behind the Walls, America's largest haunted house, is located inside the massive, castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in...


30 Jul, 2014, 10:50 ET Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts "Family Weekend: Pets in Prison" on Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10

 Eastern State Penitentiary will host "Family Weekend: Pets in Prison" on Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10 and again on September 27 and...


07 Jul, 2014, 11:41 ET Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site's Bastille Day Celebration Features Free Theatrical Performance as Thousands of Tastykakes Fly from the Prison's Towers

 Eastern State Penitentiary is teaming up with The Bearded Ladies, an experimental cabaret troupe, to present the French Revolution in a...


02 Jun, 2014, 09:05 ET Eastern State Penitentiary Launches New Exhibits and Events Tying Contemporary Prison Issues to America's Past

 Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site ties the present to its past, introducing public dialogue around issues of crime, justice, and the...


01 Apr, 2014, 10:15 ET Eastern State Penitentiary's 2014 "Pop-Up Museum" Gives Visitors a Glimpse of Rare Prison Artifacts

 Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site kicks off its 2014 tour season by giving visitors a glimpse into the inmate experience at this...


02 Jan, 2014, 10:05 ET Eastern State Penitentiary Launches 2014 Searchlight Series

 Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site partners with nationally recognized penologists and educators to present an ongoing discussion...


04 Dec, 2013, 10:05 ET Eastern State Penitentiary Kicks Off 2013 - 2014 Winter Adventure Tour Season with Toy Drive for Children with Incarcerated Parents

 Eastern State Penitentiary will celebrate its 2013 - 2014 Winter Adventure Tour season with a special event this December – a toy drive...


18 Sep, 2013, 10:05 ET Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary, America's Largest Haunted House, Announces Darker, More Sinister 2013 Season

 Terror Behind the Walls, America's largest haunted house, is located inside the massive castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in...


08 Jul, 2013, 10:15 ET Bastille Day Celebration at Eastern State Penitentiary Features Spectacle of Song, Dance, and Beheading as 3,000 Tastykakes Fly from the Prison's Towers

 Eastern State Penitentiary is teaming up with The Bearded Ladies, an experimental cabaret troupe, to present a free theatrical performance of...


13 Jun, 2013, 12:09 ET Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts "Family Weekend: Pets in Prison" on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23

 Eastern State Penitentiary will host "Family Weekend: Pets in Prison" on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23 and again on August 17 and 18,...


05 Jun, 2013, 10:30 ET Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts "Prison Food Weekend," Gives Visitors a Taste of Prison Life

Eastern State Penitentiary will host "Prison Food Weekend" on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9. The event will give insight to what prisoners ate...


27 Feb, 2013, 10:15 ET Eastern State Penitentiary's 2013 Season Gives Visitors a Glimpse of "Life in Prison"

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site kicks off its 2013 tour season on March 15 with new events, tours, and exhibits that give visitors a...


15 Jan, 2013, 13:17 ET Eastern State Penitentiary Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Readings of "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

 Eastern State Penitentiary honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with special readings of King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" throughout the...


14 Nov, 2012, 12:41 ET Eastern State Penitentiary Offers Nighttime Flashlight Tours of Judith Schaechter's Critically-Acclaimed Stained Glass Window Installation

 Eastern State Penitentiary commemorates the final month of Judith Schaechter's critically-acclaimed stained glass window installation with...