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Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Now open year round, a tour of the 1829 Eastern State Penitentiary explores the Gothic-like architecture and its role as a leader in penal reform. The annual Terror Behind the Walls event in October is one of the region’s premier Halloween events.

Credit: Photo by J. Smith for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Architecture, History, Museums & Attractions

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