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July 9, 2014

Our Guide To Fairmount’s Bastille Day Festival Returning To Eastern State Penitentiary For Its 20th Year This Saturday, July 12

Liberté, égalité, fraternité! Mais oui, Philadelphia. Eastern State Penitentiary’s Bastille Day Festival returns this weekend, Saturday, July 12, to celebrate its 20th-anniversary year of celebrating French National Day, which commemorates the start of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille. Once again, the Penitentiary teams-up with marvelous cabaret troupe The Bearded Ladies to […]

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July 8, 2014

Roundup: Our Guide To Bastille Day Festivals, Events And Dinners In And Around Philadelphia

Happy Bastille Day, Philadelphia. In celebration of the storming of the historic Bastille in Paris, an event that fueled the French Revolution, Philadelphia attractions, bars and restaurants host events perfect for raising a beret to the holiday during block parties, bar crawls, food and drink specials and much more. Bastille Day is officially Monday, July […]

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June 30, 2014

Grammy-Nominated Artist Dice Raw To Perform A Free Show At Eastern State Penitentiary, Tuesday, July 1

Now a must-see Philadelphia attraction, Eastern State Penitentiary has a dark, infamous history as one of the toughest prisons in the country. These days, this landmark offers the perfect backdrop for tours, events and — this week — an evening of discussion and music about a major incarceration issue facing America. In the United States, […]

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April 11, 2014

Eastern State Penitentiary Debuts Its Annual Pop-Up Museum, A Limited-Time-Only Look At Historic Prison Artifacts, April 12-22

A rarely seen glimpse of the past makes a fleeting appearance at Eastern State Penitentiary this month, as the historic prison’s Pop-Up Museum returns for its second year. Opening this Saturday, April 12 and running just until April 22, the Pop-Up Museum at Eastern State spotlights nearly 100 artifacts from the site’s well-preserved, but rarely […]

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January 16, 2014

Roundup: Our Picks For Martin Luther King Day Celebrations In Philadelphia, Including Free And Discounted Admission To Some Of The City’s Popular Museums

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who promised and brought positive change to a nation, in a number of ways this week and weekend in Philadelphia. Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 20, is a day to honor the man who caused so much change in the world of civil rights. From orchestral […]

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January 13, 2014

Eastern State Penitentiary Celebrates Martin Luther King Day With A Full Weekend Of Free Activities, January 18-20

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King at Eastern State Penitentiary’s annual celebration of the man and his work. This weekend, from January 18 to 20, listen to professional actors read excerpts from his iconic text, Letter From Birmingham Jail. The free readings will occur at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on each day of […]

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January 7, 2014

Deal Feed: Philadelphia CityPASS Winter Special Allows Customers More Time To Use Tickets To Top Attractions, Through February 28

Explore some of Philadelphia’s most popular attractions at a major discount thanks to CityPASS’ special winter promotion. CityPASS, which is available to visitors and locals alike, grants nearly half-off admission to five Philadelphia museums. Normally, the pass is valid for nine days only, but this winter, those who purchase CityPASS anytime before February 20 will […]

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December 9, 2013

Explore Eastern State Penitentiary As It Brings Back Its Annual Winter Adventure Tours, Through March 14, 2014

Explore the grounds, cells and passageways of Eastern State Penitentiary as the historic site opens its doors for its annual Winter Adventure Tours, running every day (with the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve) through March 14, 2014. Winter visitors can choose to explore the penitentiary one of two ways — […]

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November 5, 2013

Last Chance: Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind The Walls Closes For The Season With An Even Creepier New Grand Finale This Saturday, November 9

Halloween may have passed, but there’s one final chance this season to scare yourself silly. Eastern State Penitentiary’s iconic and award-winning haunted house Terror Behind the Walls wraps its 2013 season with one final show this Saturday, November 9. But don’t expect the same fright fest guests experienced earlier this fall. The last show night […]

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October 31, 2013

Tonight Picks, Halloween Night Edition: Terror Behind The Walls, Halloween Nerd Nite At Frankford Hall, Trick-Or-Treating In Neighborhoods Across The City, Stratus Rooftop Lounge’s Prom Party, Halloween Dance Party And Movie Screening At The Trestle Inn And More

Calling all vampires, goblins, ghosts and ghouls, Halloween 2013 is upon us, and the city couldn’t be more abuzz with parties, creepy tours and family-friendly tricks-and-treats. So we hope you have your costume ready (!). First of all, for October 31, it’s pretty warm out which bodes very well for everything. With the thermometer flirting […]

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