Family Weekend 2013: Pets in Prison!
Some furry (and some creepy-crawly) creatures once lived behind Eastern State Penitentiary's walls. Some prisoners kept pets in solitary confinement, and a colony of feral cats occupied the property when the prison was abandoned. Officers once patrolled the grounds on horseback, and kept German Shepherds for security.
Kids will learn more about Eastern State Penitentiary’s most famous four-legged resident, Pep the Dog, find out how animals continue to play a role in prisons today, and more!
Created by Eastern State Historic Site
Fairmount Ave. and N 22nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145