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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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October 31, 2013

Photo Of The Day: Happy Halloween, Philadelphia!

Happy Halloween, folks! Few destinations capture the spirit of Halloween in Philadelphia quite like the perpetually eerie historic Eastern State Penitentiary in the Fairmount neighborhood. The imposing stone facade and crumbling corridors are spooky any day of the year, but around Halloween the annual Terror Behind the Walls amps up the scare factor with a [...]

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October 30, 2013

Tonight Picks, Mischief Night Edition: Ghost Tours At Laurel Hill Cemetery, Terror Behind The Walls, Lobster Month At Route 6 And More

The city is brimming with Halloween spirit as the celebration of spook quickly approaches. From ghost tours to haunted houses this evening is anything but scare-free. The night before Halloween calls for a creepy jaunt around Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls haunted house and an equally as creepy ghost walking tour around Laurel [...]

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October 29, 2013

Halloween In Philadelphia 2013: Experience Haunted Philadelphia In Celebration Of The Spooky Season

Halloween comes just once a year, but in Philadelphia, you can embrace the spooky spirit of the holiday nearly anytime with a visit to one of the reportedly haunted sites in and around the city. From crumbling historic prison halls of Eastern State Penitentiary to the haunting collections of the Mütter Museum, eerie sites are [...]

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