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  • Halloween Nights Returns 9/23 with 3 New Attractions + Returning Favorites

    Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary returns for its 2022 season on Friday, September 23. The annual event, which runs select nights through November 12, will feature three new attractions. In addition, for the first time since 2019, visitors can once again “opt in” for a scarier experience by allowing actors to touch them and separate them from their group.

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  • Overview of 2022 Attractions

    Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary is an immersive experience featuring five haunted houses, as well as historic tours, themed bars, live entertainment, and more — all inside the massive, abandoned, historical complex of Eastern State Penitentiary.

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  • 2022 Fact Sheet

    Schedule:
    The 2022 schedule is available here. Opening and closing times vary. Tickets are sold in half-hour entry times. For real-time availability, the public should visit www.HalloweenNights.org.

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  • Food and Drink Partners with Shared Values

    A variety of food and drink options are available to visitors during Halloween Nights. When selecting vendors, Eastern State Penitentiary prioritizes partnerships with local businesses who share its commitment to fair chance hiring.

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  • Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary Opens September 24

    Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary, a bold new iteration of the organization’s famed Halloween celebration, opens September 24, 2021. Halloween Nights, from the creators of Terror Behind the Walls, is a brand-new seasonal festival of epic proportions.

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  • The 15 Attractions

    Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary, from the creators of Terror Behind the Walls, is a festival-style event consisting of 15 attractions: five immersive walkthrough attractions, including two haunted houses which can be bypassed by those wanting a less scary experience; three live performances; four themed bars and lounges; three opportunities to learn about Easter

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  • Fact Sheet

    Schedule:
    calendar showing event dates and prices

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  • Eastern State Penitentiary Brings History and Reflections on Criminal Justice to Halloween Nights

    In addition to seasonal entertainment, Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary offers a variety of tours and exhibits that shed light on the complex history of the penitentiary and invite reflection on issues of social justice and mass incarceration today.

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  • Announcing “Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary”

    Eastern State Penitentiary announces Halloween Nights, a bold new iteration of its famed Halloween celebration for 2021. Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary, from the creators of Terror Behind the Walls, is a brand-new seasonal festival of epic proportions.

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Nicole Frankhouser

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