Terror Behind the Walls – Halloween in Philadelphia

Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary

'A Massive Haunted House in a Real Prison'  It's that time of year again, Halloween will be upon us before you know it. Do you scare easily?  If you answered no, you might want to rethink your answer again prior to visiting Terror Behind the Walls at the Eastern State Penitentiary in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia. Terror Behind the Walls kicks off on September 16 and continues until November 5! Terror Behind the Walls Experience & Atmosphere Once the most famous … [Read more...]

Bastille Day in Philadelphia

Bastille Day At Eastern State Penitentiary

'A Long Day Party at Eastern State Penitentiary & Much More' What is Bastille Day? It's a French holiday, which in France, is called La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration). It takes place every year on July 14. This day represents the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; which was a French prison and is seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation that took place back then in Paris, France. Bastille Day, an annual celebration, has become very popular all over the … [Read more...]

Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount Philadelphia

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'U.S. National Historic Landmark' The Eastern State Penitentiary, once known as the most famous and expensive prison in the world, held some of the most notorious criminals in America.  Eastern State was considered to be the world’s first true penitentiary and is located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. History of Eastern State Penitentiary Eastern State Penitentiary was built in 1829, becoming the most expensive public structure ever built and quickly becoming a model for 300 … [Read more...]

Prison Break Weekend at Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount Philadelphia

Prison Break Weekend at Eastern State Penitentiary 'Life of a Prison Inmate' Eastern State Penitentiary will be hosting Prison Break Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th. This event will highlight some of the most infamous prison breaks in American History. Have you ever spoken to a real inmate at a prison before? Well, it won't happen this weekend, but you will certainly get to listen to two actors, one who portrays tunnel mastermind Clarence Klinedinst and another … [Read more...]

The Life and Death Event at Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount Philadelphia

The Life and Death Event at Eastern State Penitentiary 'Experience Life as it was in Prison' Eastern State Penitentiary has many events schedule for their 2012 season and kicks off this years season with a weekend celebrating three dramatic new tours for the historical site’s popular "Hands-On" History program. Eastern State Penitentiary is located in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia and has been around since 1829, when it was first built. The tours that are opening up at … [Read more...]

Halloween in Philadelphia – The Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour

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Halloween in Philadelphia - The Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour Halloween in Philadelphia always has some sort of spooks, ghosts, and or scary stories around one corner or another. I was fortunate enough to win a ticket to the Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour in Philadelphia and took the tour last night. The tour is affiliated with the Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia. The Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour weaves in and around parts of Society Hill and Old City and is approximately 1 1/2 hours … [Read more...]

Halloween in Philadelphia – Top Haunted Attractions

Halloween in Philadelphia

. Halloween in Philadelphia - Top Haunted Attractions . Philadelphia certainly has its share of spooks, goblins, and ghost stories. Halloween in Philadelphia can be a treat for all ages, ranging from hayrides to haunted attractions. We would like to share with you the different Halloween events happening in and around Philadelphia. The question is, "do you dare..." Before you jump into the Halloween events below, please listen along with some Halloween music. (opens in a new … [Read more...]

Halloween in Philadelphia – Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary

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. Halloween in Philadelphia - Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary The Eastern State Penitentiary, which is in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, was considered to be the world's first true penitentiary. The prison is currently a U.S. National Historic Landmark, which is more known during the Halloween season for it's creepy and ghostly tours. History Eastern State Penitentiary was built in 1829, becoming the most expensive public structure ever built and quickly … [Read more...]