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Haunted Historic Landmark

on October 27, 2011 – 3:44 am

Located inside the walls of the 182 year old Eastern State Penitentiary, a real massive abandoned prison in Philadelphia, PA, Terror Behind the Walls attracts over 100,000 visitors from around the world. Terror Behind the Walls, America’s largest haunted house, celebrates its 20th year with the launch of two new, state-of-the-art attractions, a special Encore Night, and the return of the Eastern State After Dark VIP Tour. The event evolves every year, and the designers continue to create the most intriguing and scariest haunted house yet.

In addition to the nighttime haunted attraction, Eastern State Penitentiary is a National Historic Landmark with a rich history that visitors can experience in the daylight. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, Eastern State Penitentiary opened in 1829 as the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including bank robber “Slick Willie” Sutton and Al Capone. Read more about the scariest of haunted attractions.

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