Eastern State Penitentiary

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Eastern State Penitentiary Celebrates Bastille Day With 2,000 Tastykakes

It turns out there are more perks to having a historical site like Eastern State Penitentiary in the neighborhood (aside from education about mass incarceration […]

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Skate With Zombies on Friday the 13th

The ghoulish zombies from Eastern State Penitentiary‘s Terror Behind the Walls are making a rare non-Halloween appearance tomorrow, in honor of Friday the 13th. They’ll […]

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Fact: Doing Yoga at Eastern State Penitentiary Should Be on Your Bucket List 

Confession: I am not a Halloween person. The last time I put any ounce of effort into a costume was when I was a “pop […]

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Throw Tastykakes from a Tower for Bastille Day

We’ve wrapped up Independence Day festivities for another year, but don’t put away your red, white and blue gear just yet. July 14 is Bastille […]

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Iron Throne and Game of Thrones Beer Coming to Philadelphia

With today’s news of Game of Thrones dragons descending on Dilworth Park, we thought it might be a good time to tell you that Brewery Ommegang’s […]

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WATCH: Ghost Hunter Traipses Through Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary may now be best known as a historic site and an annual Halloween attraction, but the realities of the prison were more […]

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What to Expect at This Year’s Terror Behind the Walls

Is the Eastern State Penitentiary haunted? Maybe, but scares were definitely plentiful as the preserved prison kicked off its Halloween-season show, Terror Behind the Walls, over the […]

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Secret Cinema Presents Outside the Wall, a Prison Film Shot in Eastern State Penitentiary…at Eastern State Penitentiary

What could be cooler than watching a locally shot prison (and parole) film from inside the very same prison where it was shot 66 years […]

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Edith Piaf, The Pope and a Human Tastykake Celebrate Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary

It’s one of Philly’s most treasured traditions: Thousands storm Eastern State Penitentiary on Bastille Day to reenact the great French Revolution with a cast of […]

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Eastern State Penitentiary to Fling Over 2,000 Tastykakes From Their Towers

There’s a Marie Antoinette impersonator, a drag queen singing French, and a ton of syntetically-produced cakes that are going to fly through the air. Anytime the […]

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WATCH: Film Recalls When Eastern State Was a Playground for Fairmount Kids

Philly videographer Cory J. Popp released the latest in his “Uncover Philly” series, which takes a look at and tells the stories behind some of […]

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DO THIS: Friday the 13th Zombie Skate at Dilworth Park

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but you’re so much more of a, say, Halloween person. Well you’re in luck. This Friday, Eastern State […]

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Teddy Scare Turned Life-Sized for Terror Behind the Walls

For the past nine years, Applehead Factory design studio has released a special product from their Teddy Scares line of terrifyingly adorable teddy bears just for Terror Behind […]

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WATCH: Jenna Bush Hager and Natalie Morales Scared Out of Their Minds at Terror Behind the Walls

Today show gal pals Natalie Morales and former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager recently took a trip to Eastern State Penitentiary’s “Terror Behind the Walls,” […]

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We Want Answers: Sally Elk, CEO, Eastern State Penitentiary

For years now, you’ve witnessed the phenomenon of people paying money to be petrified by other people. How do you explain this strange desire? It’s […]