Terror Behind the Walls is Closed for 2020 Night Tours are now open on select nights.

Terror Behind the Walls, our annual haunted attraction, is cancelled this year due to COVID-19.

Instead, we’re offering small-scale, historical Night Tours, select evenings this fall.

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Press Releases

  • 2019 Season Overview

    Philadelphia, PA (August 15, 2019) – Terror Behind the Walls, consistently ranked among the top haunted attractions in the nation, is located inside the massive, castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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  • The Visitor Experience 2019

    The Six Attractions:

    Terror Behind the Walls consists of six haunted attractions that create a seamless experience for visitors. All six attractions are included in one admission price.

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  • Staff Bios 2019

    Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President, Director of Interpretation and Public Programming

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  • 2018 Season Overview

    Philadelphia, PA (August 15, 2018) -- Terror Behind the Walls, consistently ranked among the top haunted attractions in the nation, is located inside the massive, castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To celebrate its 2018 season of scares, Terror Behind the Walls unveils a newly revamped attraction: Infirmary.

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  • The Visitor Experience 2018

    The Six Attractions:

    Terror Behind the Walls consists of six haunted attractions that create a seamless experience for visitors. All six attractions are included in one admission price.

    Read more



  • Staff Bios 2018

    Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President, Director of Interpretation and Public Programming

    Read more



  • 2017 Season Overview

    Philadelphia, PA (August 15, 2017) -- Terror Behind the Walls, consistently ranked among the top haunted attractions in the nation, is located inside the massive, castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To celebrate its 2017 season of scares, Terror Behind the Walls unveils a brand-new attraction: Blood Yard.

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  • The Visitor Experience 2017

    The Six Attractions:

    Terror Behind the Walls consists of six haunted attractions that create a seamless experience for visitors. All six attractions are included in one admission price.

    Read more



  • Staff Bios 2017

    Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President, Director of Interpretation and Public Programming

    Read more



Press Contacts

Nicole Frankhouser

Director of Marketing and Communications
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