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Terror Behind the Walls has been suspended for 2020 due to COVID-19. But don’t cancel your fall visit to Eastern State Penitentiary yet! We’ve got something special in store. Experience our dark, abandoned cellblocks in a new, intimate way this fall with small-scale Night Tours.

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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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