From To
Find an Event
  • Today
  • Tomorrow
  • This Weekend
  • Funsavers
  • #FedFundsMatter Right Here in Philly
    • phillyfunguide art reach editorial photo

    Meet Art-Reach's ACCESS Admission locations that also receive federal arts funding. This is a chance to see where #SaveTheArts impacts the city.  

    This week's featured location: 

    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site - Terror Behind the Walls


    Terror Behind the Walls, America’s largest haunted house, is called “perfect for Halloween” by The New York Times, named #1 in the nation by Forbes, and featured on NBC’s TODAY Show. Terror Behind the Walls takes place inside the massive, castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary and is consistently ranked among the top haunted attractions in America.

    Select nights, Sept. 22 through Nov. 11. All proceeds from Terror Behind the Walls benefit the preservation of Eastern State Penitentiary, a National Historic Landmark. Terror Behind the Walls does not affect operation of the historic site, which remains open for tours every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.


    Art-Reach’s ACCESS Admission Program allows individuals with a PA ACCESS Card to attend 36 local museums, gardens, and other cultural sites for just $2.


    Did you know that a lot of your favorite Philly events are made possible by federal arts funding? There are more than ten ACCESS Admission locations in Philadelphia that are also National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and /or National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grantees. That means that these locations offer $2 admission to ACCESS Card holders AND that they receive federal funding that supports education, the arts, and humanities.


    The NEA is an independent federal agency who gives funding and support to Americans through opportunities to participate in, cultivate, and develop art in all its forms. Without the NEA, many programs and activities that are essential to the fabric of the vibrant cultures alive in America will no longer be available. Along with NEA, the NEH is highly influential in the success and sustained progress of many of the Philadelphian institutions, programming, and education.


    Learn more about the importance of federal arts funding at


    Check out our featured federally-funded ACCESS Admission partners below and be sure to check out all the events offered by these great museums and culture spots!

    Check out these other NEA/NEH grantees that are ACCESS Admission Locations: 

    Check out these other events happening at Art-Reach's ACCESS Admission spots: 

    Audacious Freedom: African Americans In Philadelphia 1776-1876
    African American Museum in...
    Permanent Attraction
    Daily Premier Tours
    The Barnes Foundation
    April 6th, 2016 - December 31st, 2018
    Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration
    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
    May 6th, 2016 - December 31st, 2018


    More Info