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Eastern State Penitentiary

The bar at Hop Sing Laundromat, where it will cost you $75 per stool to get a reservation
City Life

Want to Sit at This Philly Bar? Reservations Cost $75 Per Stool.

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly Mag reporters, please […]

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11 Philly-Area Haunted Houses, Ghost Tours and Halloween Bars

Halloween is right around the corner, and that means “spooky season” is here. Those who love a good scare and enjoy jump-worthy surprises will  find […]

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Say Goodbye to Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls

Most people who live in the Greater Philadelphia area probably know of Eastern State Penitentiary’s existence thanks to the 19th-century prison’s highly publicized and highly […]

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City Life

School District Board Says It Can’t Remove Embattled Official Christine Alonso

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Interboro School District Board Says It Can’t […]

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City Life

Eastern State Just Canceled This Year’s Terror Behind the Walls

File this with the long list of 2020 events the pandemic has shut down: Eastern State Penitentiary has officially canceled this year’s installment of the […]

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City Life

Eastern State Showcases Work of Incarcerated Filmmakers in “Hidden Lives Illuminated”

When Sean Kelley, director of interpretation at Eastern State Penitentiary, stood before inmates at the Chester State Correctional Institution a year ago to ask if they wanted to […]


I Love My Job: Meet the Woman Scaring the Hell Out of You at Eastern State

Jenny Tomczak is the terrifyingly dynamic woman keeping Eastern State Penitentiary really scary. After joining the attraction as an actor nearly 15 years ago, Tomczak […]

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City Life

Philly Celebrates Eastern State Penitentiary’s Final Bastille Day

Alas, all good things must come to an end — and Eastern State Penitentiary’s beloved Bastille Day event, which took over Fairmount Avenue one last time […]

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City Life

Eastern State Penitentiary Is Getting Rid of Bastille Day

Say goodbye to the Eastern State Penitentiary’s Bearded Ladies, Tastykake-throwing days. The penitentiary announced on Thursday that its 2018 Bastille Day celebration, to be held […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]