Eastern State Facade at Night

Parking & Directions

Terror Behind the Walls is located at Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130. There is no parking available at the penitentiary.

Terror Behind the Walls parking is located at The Philadelphia Zoo’s new parking garage at 3500 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104. A Ghost Bus shuttle will take you from the zoo to the penitentiary and back.


The Ghost Bus

Take the Ghost Bus for hassle-free, guaranteed parking at the Philadelphia Zoo, plus a bus or trolley ride through Fairmount!

Plan to arrive at the Ghost Bus parking lot 30 minutes before the time listed on your ticket. Parking is $20 at the lot, or $13 if you purchase online in advance. The buses loop every show night from 6 pm until 30 minutes past the last tour.

Note: Cars and vans no taller than 8 ft, 2 in may park at the Ghost Bus parking lot. If you are arriving by charter bus, please see your ticket confirmation email for bus drop-off and parking information.


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Or type your address here for custom directions to Eastern State Penitentiary (no parking).

Public Transportation

Eastern State Penitentiary is convenient to Septa bus routes 48, 43, 33, 32, and 7. Visit the Septa website for custom directions.