A Terrifying Tour Of This Haunted Prison In Philadelphia Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

Once the most expensive and notorious prison in the world, Eastern State Penitentiary now stands in ruin, on display as an empty, haunted relic that offers tours of its cell blocks and a history that will send chills down any visitors’ spine. It was the very first penitentiary, designed to inspire true regret in those who were captured behind their walls. You can visit for a daytime tour and learn about the horrors that the inmates experienced, or you can visit after dark for a truly terrifying experience.

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