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Eastern State Penitentary, Philadelphia: 12 reviews and 24 photos

  The Penetentury
by Pawtuxet

This amazing structure became a model for other prisons in its day. Built by the Quakers in the 1800's. Today there are tours offered and on Halloween it becomes a haunted house tour. Pretty creepy fellows line up to take the tour...and it is said that one should be most careful on these cold, dark nights....

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  • Updated Dec 16, 2004
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