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Uwishunu Event published on September 23, 2022

What to Expect at Eastern State Penitentiary's Massive Halloween Attraction

September 23 - November 12, 2022

Halloween Nights returns with five haunted houses, themed bars, live music and more...

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The massive Eastern State Penitentiary — a gothic, castle-like structure in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood — is also home to the attraction’s famed Halloween celebration.

Formerly known as Terror Behind the Walls, Halloween Nights comprises 15 attractions, including FIVE separate haunted houses (which can be bypassed by those who want a less scary experience).

Also included: historic tours, live music and themed bars inside the 10-acre historic site.

Halloween Nights runs select nights from September 23 to November 12, 2022 .


New for 2022

Aside from the new haunted houses, The Bizarre Bar is a carnival-themed bar featuring workers fresh off their final performance at the Big Top Terror. This carnival crew doesn’t just pour drinks — you’ll find knife-throwers, fire dancers, and more.

Kaleidoscope Hall has been redesigned for 2022. The immersive walkthrough experience plays tricks on the mind with shifting shapes and rainbow lights. You won’t know what is real and what is merely an illusion…

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