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Eastern State Penitentiary

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Eastern State Penitentiary

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Dark Philly Adult Night Tour

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Leave the kids at home, because this night tour of Philly is strictly R-rated. Be led along the darker streets of the city, hearing stories of hauntings, executions, vampires, and other chilling tales. See the city's beautiful historic buildings lit up at night, and find out facts about them that you won't hear on standard daytime tours.
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Victoria J wrote a review Nov 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Great tour , the only thing is they never told us you needed a debit card for the gift shop . We couldn't get anything because of this .
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Date of experience: November 2020
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phillygirl wrote a review Nov 2020
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The Eastern State Pen is an interesting place. It is historical snapshot. I was always amazed at how this place could be situated right in the middle of a neighborhood, with its massive walls, and intimidating facade. A tour can be self guided as I remember.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Lisa S wrote a review Nov 2020
61 contributions47 helpful votes
Night Tours was new for ESP this fall replacing (due to CoVID) their normal haunted experience around Halloween. The Night Tours run only certain nights of the week throughout October-mid November. If wanting to visit, seeing the old prison at night just increases the natural creepiness of decaying cells. Upon entering, everyone gets a personal audio tour device, so you’re following the signs and listening as your own pace. If we ever go again, I’d visit again at night if available. Very well done!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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chsakos wrote a review Nov 2020
Charleston, South Carolina29 contributions16 helpful votes
Pandemic procedures were great, timed entry, probably 12 people total at our time slot (10am on weekday), hand sanitizer everywhere, 6ft signs, so overall very comfortable. Minus the family behind us who did not care about social distancing and despite the audio tour well controlls the walking pace, somehow their audio tracks always ended earlier and tried to push us forward (without success though...). The building is very impressive, great to see both the original and the renovated parts. Kids (3 and 9) enjoyed the visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Cryptic_Tourist wrote a review Oct 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri432 contributions89 helpful votes
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No wonder why this is always listed among the best things to do in Philadelphia. We did the night tour and absolutely loved it. Not only is it spooky and fun, but you learn a lot from the narrated audio tour that plays on what looks like an old iPod with your own pair of headphones that you can keep or recycle (narrated by Steve Buscemi!) You can go as fast or as slow as you’d like, we spent about two hours doing our tour and I really felt like we got to see most everything we wanted to see. There’s cells you can go into, a ton of really cool and surprising artist exhibits, stories from former inmates and of course, lots of great shots of creepy stuff. I would love to do the tour again or even come back for the haunt next year! The staff was extremely friendly and took a lot of precautions to make sure everyone was being as safe as possible. The merch does sell out FAST in the pop up tent area outside. There was only one hoodie left by the time we got there!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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