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Creepiest places in Pennsylvania: Eastern State Penitentiary

19 Jul 21 Pictures that Prove that Eastern State Penitentiary is the Creepiest Place in Philadelphia

There’s no question that Eastern State Penitentiary is the creepiest place in Philadelphia. While there are other creepy spots (most notably the Mütter Museum and Fort Mifflin), nowhere comes close to the creepiness of this former prison. Opened in 1829 and not closed until 1971,…

Hiking through the Nottingham Serpentine Barrens in Chester County, Pennsylvania

24 Oct Hiking Through the Beautifully Unique Nottingham Serpentine Barrens of Nottingham County Park

Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, about a mile north of the border with Maryland, sits one of the state’s most unique landscapes: the Nottingham Serpentine Barrens. Declared a National Natural Landmark in 2008, the Nottingham Serpentine Barrens represent a unique, desert-like environment, where rare plants grow…