Let us take a moment to remember the Terror at Eastern State Penitentiary, as the organization pivots to other fall happenings. You can still take tours but they won’t be doing a haunted house here anytime soon.
Terror Behind the Walls is the name for the Halloween haunted attraction at Eastern State Penitentiary. Eastern State is a tourist attraction open every day of the year from 10 am to 5 pm. It housed over 80,000 prisoners in its nearly 200 year history. It is one of the most haunted placed on earth and paranormal investigators have conducted over 200 investigations over the years. Every fall Eastern State hosts Terror Behind the Walls as a massive haunted house featuring high startle, strobe light, fog machine, and high-intensity events. New experience this year is Blood Yard. It takes about 45 minutes to go through the haunt. You can also tour the history room that holds information about the prison and some of the most famous prisoners held inside. Parking is available on the street throughout the community or Ghost Buses run every few minutes to the Philadelphia Zoo nearby. Tickets are timed for half hour starts. It will still take perhaps 60 minutes in a waiting line. The place gets extremely busy. Prices for this haunt are based on the night you visit. Come early in the season and save money. If you are visiting the area or are local this is the one attraction you do want to visit at least once. They are open most nights in October and weekends in September and November. Terror Behind the Walls has over 69000 Facebook likes.
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Here is a video from the past that provides information about a prior event. We hope you find it helpful in deciding whether you should attend the event this year.
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