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September 19, 2014

Now Open: Terror Behind The Walls At Eastern State Penitentiary Is Back And Scarier Than Ever, Beginning Today, September 19

The frightful Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary officially opens for its 2014 season today, September 19. One of the nation’s biggest and top-rated haunted attractions, Terror Behind the Walls brings Hollywood-quality special effects and lighting, digital sound, animatronic creatures, custom props and over 200 performers to Eastern State Penitentiary for a shockingly […]

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September 10, 2014

Save The Date: Campus Philly’s CollegeFest Returns To The Benjamin Franklin Parkway With Music, Games, Free Museum Admission And More, September 27

Calling all college students! To welcome back the city’s students, Campus Philly once again will put on CollegeFest, a free festival largely held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on Saturday, September 27. Upon arrival, students are asked to check in at the Campus Philly booth to pick up wristbands that get you free museum entry […]

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September 9, 2014

Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls Kicks Off Its 2014 Season Next Friday, September 19 And Runs Through November 8

Ready for some serious scares? Eastern State Penitentiary, the world-famous castle-like prison in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood, is set to unleash another year of its fright fest Terror Behind the Walls starting Friday, September 19. One of the nation’s biggest and top-rated haunted attractions, Terror Behind the Walls takes the already-creepy grounds of Eastern State and […]

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September 4, 2014

Roundup: Our Guide To The More Than 60 Late-Summer And Early-Fall Festivals Coming To Philadelphia In The Weeks Ahead

Just because Labor Day has passed doesn’t mean the fun of summer draws to a close. The next few weeks welcome a variety of late-summer festivals, and right after that, an abundance of early-fall festivals throughout the city. There are music fests, food festivals, food truck fests, Oktoberfests, block parties — basically every kind of […]

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August 6, 2014

Eastern State Penitentiary Pays Tribute To Four-Legged Inmates During Family Weekend: Pets In Prison, August 9-10

Al Capone. Morris “The Rabbi” Bolber. The Buzzard Brothers. These are just a few of the larger-than-life inmates that called Eastern State Penitentiary home over the years. But you may not know about a smaller, lesser known resident, Pep the Dog (aka Inmate C-2559), who also served time in the infamous prison, allegedly for killing […]

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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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