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  • September 21, 2018 – November 10, 2018

    Terror Behind the Walls

    Select nights, Sept. 21 through Nov. 10.Tickets starting at $19. Terror Behind the Walls, America’s largest haunted house, is called “perfect for Halloween” by The New York Times, named #1 in the nation by Forbes, and featured on NBC’s TODAY Show. Terror Behind the Walls takes place inside the massive, castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary and is consistently ranked among the top haunted attractions in America.

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  • October 2, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    The Searchlight Series: October 2018

    Free. Reception to follow. Speaker and topic to be announced.

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  • November 6, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    The Searchlight Series: November 2018

    Free. Reception to follow. Speaker and topic to be announced.

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  • November 10, 2018, 12:00 pm – November 11, 2018, 4:00 pm

    Family Weekend: Pets in Prison with New Leash on Life USA

    Standard Admission. Eastern State Penitentiary partners with New Leash on Life USA for Family Weekend: Pets in Prison. Families discover unique stories about prison animals all weekend long! Kids hear about Eastern State Penitentiary’s most famous four-legged resident, Pep the Dog; participate in an animal-themed scavenger hunt; and find out how animals continue to play a role in prisons today.

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  • December 4, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    The Searchlight Series: December 2018

    Free. Reception to follow. Speaker and topic to be announced.

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