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Nicole Michalik

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Everyone was pretty upset when we found out the famous Terror Behind the Walls, was cancelled this year because of  COVID-19, but that didn’t stop Eastern State from still making us feel creepy.  Ha!

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site announces Night Tours, a self-guided experience featuring an audio tour, exhibits, and large-scale projections throughout the historic prison complex. Night Tours will be available for a limited time only, running select nights from September 18 through November 15, 2020.

Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President, said the following:

“Although it was difficult to cancel what would have been our 30th season of Terror Behind the Walls, we are excited to offer smaller-scale evening tours that showcase the building in a new light.  “At night, the cellblocks fall into darkness and the penitentiary takes on a different energy—its imposing architecture emphasized by dramatic lighting. Listening to the real voices of men and women who lived and worked here, watching silent movies from the prison projected onto the massive walls of the prison yard, is an eerie and evocative experience. We have never offered anything like this.”

Timed tickets must be purchased online in advance at