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Terror Behind the Walls at PA’s Eastern State Penitentiary



Friday, September 19, 2014 – 7:00pm – Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 7:00pm
Sponsor LUKOIL providing discount coupons!

Terror Behind the Walls is located inside the massive castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA. Now in its 22nd year, Terror Behind the Walls is consistently ranked among the top haunted attractions in the country. Check out their preview page to get a sneak peek of the action.

Their FAQ page provides lots of tips and info for first timers. They promise to do their “absolute best to terrify you and your friends. Just imagine being inside an 11-acre abandoned prison at night. Their goal is to make you scared. Really scared. And yes, it’s possible that someone (or something?) might be lurking inside one of those empty, dark cells you keep walking past….”

Additionally, “when you enter Terror Behind the Walls, you will be confronted with a critical decision: should you explore the prison and watch the action, or should you mark yourself to truly interact with the denizens of the cellblocks? Those who opt in for true interactivity may be grabbed, held back, sent into hidden passageways, removed from their group, and even occasionally incorporated into the show. They will deal with the consequences of their decision through six long attractions.”

If that isn’t scary enough, you can upgrade to a VIP status. The After Dark VIP Tour begins with an hour-long, guided flashlight walking tour of the penitentiary. You’ll hear about riots, escapes, and other scandalous incidents throughout Eastern State’s history. Highlights may include the cellblocks, Al Capone’s cell, the dining halls, and the Operating Room.

Following the tour, you will be escorted to the front of the Terror Behind the Walls lines and experience all six haunted attractions. Remember your evening with a souvenir photo of your group and a Terror Behind the Walls LED flashlight (included in ticket price).

Don’t forget that buying online is ALWAYS the cheapest and most convenient way to purchase Terror Behind the Walls tickets, guaranteed. You’ll save time and money, and purchasing in advance is the only way to guarantee entry to the event.

Best of all, discount coupons are available courtesy of Terror Behind the Walls sponsor LUKOIL. Visit any Pennsylvania or New Jersey LUKOIL location for a $5 off coupon. Coupons available while supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions.

http://www.easternstate.org/halloween

Terror Behind the Walls
Eastern State Penitentiary
22nd & Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 236-3300

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Eastern State Penitentiary, PA Offers Unique Food Experience: Nutraloaf from Around the U.S.

Image Courtesy of Eastern State  Penitentiary

Image Courtesy of Eastern State Penitentiary

If you thought school cafeteria food was bad, you really need to check out one of Eastern State Penitentiary’s popular events, Prison Food Weekend. In 2014, the culinary event will focus on Nutraloaf, the “food product” issued as punishment in many American prisons. (As bad as school food was, it was never intentionally meant to be punishment.)

Foodies have the opportunity to sample Nutraloaf created using the official recipes from Pennsylvania (extraordinarily bland), Illinois (a vegan recipe, combining canned baked beans and spinach), California (a meat recipe with fresh ingredients) and Arizona (an intensely-flavored loaf that has been the subject of law suits). You’ve been warned. So far, I haven’t seen Andrew Zimmern scarfing down Nutraloaf. Here’s your chance to challenge your friends to a “tasteful” experience.

Also on view will be sample menus, archival photographs, prison reports, and firsthand accounts of the prison fare throughout Eastern State Penitentiary’s 142-year operational history.

Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 11:00am – Sunday, June 15, 2014 – 4:30pm.

Prison Food Weekend activities are available from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm each day. Included with admission. Tickets are available online or at the door, subject to availability.

Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: (215) 236-3300
http://www.easternstate.org/events