Terror Behind the Walls


Truth: I hate writing about Terror Behind the Walls.

I put it off. I avoid it. I try not to think about it.

Why?  It is freaking SCAREY!

Don’t believe me?  Watch the preview!  Click here and then click “Watch the Preview“.    Yep, I am not clicking it. Not a chance.


Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a lost world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. This gothic structure, with soaring 30-foot high fortress walls, is intimidating enough during the day. At night, the cellblocks fall into darkness, and the building becomes truly terrifying. Just ask anyone walking home from Jack’s Firehouse after dark.  Great food by the way.

Many people believe that Eastern State Penitentiary is haunted. As early as the 1940s, officers and inmates reported mysterious visions and eerie experiences in the ancient prison.

With the growing interest in paranormal investigations, Eastern State Penitentiary may now be the most carefully studied building in the United States. Approximately 60 paranormal teams visit to explore the site in a typical year.

The penitentiary has been featured on the Travel Channel’s Most Haunted Live, Ghost Adventures, and Paranormal Challenge; Fox Television’s World’s Scariest Places; TLC’s America’s Ghost Hunters; and MTV’s FEAR. Footage captured on the second tier of Cellblock 12 by paranormal investigators during filming of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters may be the most controversial ghost sighting in history. During the filming of Paranormal Challenge, host Zak Bagans called Eastern State Penitentiary “one of the most haunted places in the world.”

So are you in?

Ticket prices range from $19 – $45. Buying online is ALWAYS the cheapest and most convenient way to purchase Terror Behind the Walls tickets, guaranteed. You’ll save time and money, and purchasing in advance is the only way to guarantee entry to the event.

Check out the schedule here to see how much each day will run you and the gang.

Seriously, I can’t believe you are going!  Please, if you make it out alive, shoot us a comment below and let us know how it went.   We will read all the comments from the safety of a table at Jacks Firehouse.

contact:  (215) 236-3300

address: Eastern State Penitentiary 2027 Fairmount Avenue  Philadelphia, PA 19130

website: https://www.easternstate.org

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