Focus on the Delaware Valley, with Lora Lewis

Sundays 6:00am-7:00am

Eastern State Penitentiary, Daytime Tours and Halloween Nights Download

00:29 Download November 8th, 2022

Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President, Director of Interpretation at East Eastern State Penitentiary discussed the history of one the most famous and expensive prisons in the world.  Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of prisoners.   Designed to look like a castle on the outside and church within, it influenced builders across the world as its methods fell out of favor.  Its solitary cells once held many of America’s most notorious lawbreakers, including bank robber “Slick Willie” Sutton and Al Capone.   It closed in 1972, falling into disrepair as the city went through plans to either to replace, rebuild and demolish it.   Finally opened as an historic site, today Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site interprets the legacy of American criminal justice reform, from the nation’s founding through to the present day, with installations and displays aiming to spark conversation and reflection.

The site also employs the formerly incarcerated, as guides and interpreters and in on-going restoration projects to get them into the pipeline for good-paying trades jobs.

The site is open daily except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day and Thanksgiving.  Admission includes “The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour, narrated by actor Steve Buscemi; a Guide-Led Tour and discussion; hands-on experiences and the critically-acclaimed artist installations and award-winning exhibits.

Sean was excited to share the return of their annual award-winning Halloween themed evening event, Halloween Nights.  This year visitors can travel at their own pace, enjoyed five rooms of frights, themed bars and lounges with live entertainment.  It also offers the rare opportunity to tour some of the more popular historic tour experiences by night.

For more information and tickets visit

Podcasts you may like

Do What You Love

I’m Jeff Kurkjian. I’ve hosted morning radio since I was in college at Syracuse University, a stop in beautiful Cleveland, Ohio to now, Las Vegas, Nevada. In radio, we are given the opportunity to talk to some incredible people however, we are held to a time crunch that always made it difficult to really get […]

Play Latest (January 25th)

40 episodes

Second Date Update On The :10s Podcasts

Second Date Update on the :10s: 6:10am, 7:10am and 8:10am with the GetUp Crew on HOT 96.9 You had a first date, it was great, you think a second one is going down but then you hear nothing! But things were going SO WELL….Guess NOT!

Play Latest (February 3rd)

783 episodes

War Of The Roses

Presented to you by Plato’s Closet! Enjoy listening to three friends bust some cheaters in the morning…we’ve got you covered. With the MRL Show’s War Of The Roses, we get down and personal with couples who think their significant other is up to something sneaky… Who will be in hot water today? Guess you’ll just […]

Play Latest (February 2nd)

267 episodes

PG: Parental Guidance (Needed)

Roxanne and special guests share parenting mishaps and milestones. With crazy schedules for parents and kids and the added distraction of tech everywhere you turn, they are less dishing out parental guidance and more seeking answers on how to parent in today’s world.

Play Latest (February 2nd)

162 episodes

Theme Parks and Rec Podcast

Theme park enthusiasts Rachel and Micaela talk all things fun on this podcast based out of Central Florida! With their connections and passion for rides, food, character experiences, and adventure, you will hear the latest theme park buzz and get tips and tricks on how to maximize your experiences. New episodes are available every Thursday!

Play Latest (January 19th)

168 episodes