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  • September 22, 2017, 7:00 pm – November 11, 2017, 7:00 pm

    Terror Behind the Walls

    Select nights, Sept. 22 through Nov. 11.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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  • November 7, 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Reverend Adan A. Mairena: Communities at the Center of Criminal Justice and Immigration Reform

    Free. Reception to follow. The current political conversation has brought the issues of immigration and criminal justice reform to the forefront. How do they inform each other and overlap? How do these policies impact communities in a sanctuary city like Philadelphia?

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  • November 11, 2017, 10:00 am – November 12, 2017, 5:00 pm

    Members Photo Contest

    Standard Admission. Eastern State is one of the most photogenic locations in America. Each year photographers travel from all across the globe to photograph the penitentiary. Members can submit photographs of Eastern State in the annual Members Photo Contest. Not a member? Join today.

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

    Lauren-Brooke Eisen: Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration

    Free. Reception to follow. Author Lauren-Brooke Eisen examines private prisons through the eyes of inmates, their families, correctional staff, policy makers, activists, ICE employees, undocumented immigrants, and the executives of America’s largest private-prison corporations.

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2017 American Aliance of Museums Excellence in Exhibitions Overall Winner