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Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President, Director of Interpretation and Public Programming
Sean Kelley was hired as the historic site’s first full-time employee in 1995. In 1997, Sean re-branded Eastern State’s Halloween event Terror Behind the Walls and introduced a revolutionary timed ticketing system. Eastern State’s ticketing system continues to be the model for haunted attractions around the country. Sean has spoken about Eastern State Penitentiary and the haunted attraction industry dozens of times, including interviews on CNN, the History Channel, the Travel Channel, The Montel Williams Show, and the Today Show. Sean also trains tour guides at the historic site.