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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 20, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Member Saturday: The Story of the Front Gate

    Members only. Join us on the third Saturday of every month for a new members-only program. Experience Eastern State as only members can, through exclusive tours on the third Saturday of each month at 11:00 am. These unique, inside looks will showcase new historical findings, take you behind the scenes, and much more. Discover our collections, uncover our site, illuminate history, and make unexpected connections. October Member Saturday: The Story of the Front Gate

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

    The Bond Between Victim and Victim Advocate: Movita Johnson-Harrell and Melany Nelson

    Free. Reception to follow.

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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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