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The massive Eastern State Penitentiary — a gothic, castle-like structure in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood — is also home to a bold new iteration of the attraction’s famed Halloween celebration.
Halloween Nights is a festival-style event made up of 15 attractions, including two haunted houses (which can be bypassed by those who want a less scary experience).
Halloween Nights runs in September 2022.
For guests looking to get scared, Halloween Nights offers two options.
In the high-startle and high-intensity Machine Shop, guests encounter spooky machine workers looking for folks like you to join their crew, while vampires search for their next meal in The Crypt.
In between frights, stop by The BloodLine Lounge to toast with your vampire hosts.
Slightly less scary things to do include additional immersive walkthrough experiences, live performances, more themed bars and lounges, and special effects like laser shows and large-scale video projections.
Halloween Nights is located at Eastern State Penitentiary in the Fairmount neighborhood, easily reachable by public transportation. Several SEPTA bus routes make stops nearby. Find info on parking on Eastern State’s official site.
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