Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Ave.
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Jacinda Raju, Drexel University, ’21 | @notjustnutella / @jacindaraju
Fairmount has something for everyone! I usually prefer to walk around Fairmount, but there are also Indego bikes all around, which are super easy to use.
Fairmount Park is great for enjoying the outdoors (it’s the biggest urban park in America!), and the Horticulture Center is beautiful all year long, but especially in April during the Cherry Blossom Festival. The Mann Center is great for live music and shows, with its open-air venue and space.
Green Eggs Café is a staple for Instagrammable breakfast foods, especially if you’re on your way to The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Race your friends up the Rocky Steps to get to the entrance, especially on Wednesdays or on First Sunday, when the Museum offers pay-what-you-wish admission to all guests!
Eastern State Penitentiary is an enormous former prison along Fairmount Avenue, and Terror Behind the Walls is their must-attend event for getting into the Halloween spirit. After a long run on the Schuylkill River Trail or along Kelly Drive, it’s hard not to get goosebumps just passing by!
Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary September–November
The Glow: A Jack-o-Lantern Experience October
A Very Philly Christmas in the Historic Houses of East Fairmount Park December
Pay what you wish days; $25 Student membership