Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary Celebrates 20th Anniversary Year with Encore Night Performance and Celebration

Nov 08, 2011, 13:19 ET from Eastern State Penitentiary

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Saturday, November 12
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Eastern State Penitentiary
22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary, there will be a special encore performance of the haunted attraction, along with special guests and celebrations.

Visitors will meet Ghost Hunters International co-lead investigator Kris Williams and ParanormalPopCulture.com's Aaron Sagers who will be on hand to talk about some of the first hand experiences they've had with real ghosts inside the penitentiary complex.

Transworld's Legendary Haunt Tour brings haunted house owners and operators from around the world to Terror Behind the Walls for this first ever postseason performance.  Visitors can meet some of the top haunted house owners and operators in the country including representatives from the Haunted Attraction Association, Wisconsin Fear Grounds, Nightmare New England/SpookyWorld in Massachusetts, Netherworld in Atlanta, Farmageddon in the UK, and stars from the Travel Channel show Making Monsters.

In addition, some of Terror Behind the Walls most popular characters will be making a comeback for the evening's performance.  The event organizers are also planning a reunion for the evening with actors, managers, and staff from the past 20 years.

Ticket Information:
Admission to Encore Night includes entry into all six haunted attractions of Terror Behind the Walls.  Tickets for this special event are limited and are available in advance online at www.easternstate.org/tickets.  

Background about Terror Behind the Walls:
Since 1991, more than 1000 volunteers, employees, contractors, and corporate partners have helped make Eastern State Penitentiary's annual Halloween fundraiser, Terror Behind the Walls, one of the largest and most sophisticated haunted attractions in the country.

While the event has changed during the past two decades, the reason Eastern State Penitentiary runs the event has remained the same.  The first event was held Halloween evening in 1991 to raise funds to open the penitentiary for daytime historic tours.  Today, Terror Behind the Walls is the single largest source of revenue for Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Inc. and has helped run public programming and preservation efforts at the National Historic Landmark.

For more information, the public can visit www.easternstate.org.

SOURCE Eastern State Penitentiary