There’s apparently a new vacation craze for baby boomers. They’re being called incarceration vacations. Say what?
That’s right! The newest tourist destinations are former prisons, like the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia and the Crime and Punishment Museum in Ashburn, GA. Eastern State goes so far to host a special Halloween Fright Night calling it Terror Behind the Walls and tickets range anywhere from $20 to $30 (depending on the day of the week you go) for a three-hour tour.
It seems that more and more outdated and closed prisons are drumming up new business with people who want the experience of being on “lockdown” while knowing they have a key to get out.
And if you still want more, you can always visit Boston or Amsterdam where their old prisons have been converted into upscale hotels.
As for me, I’ll see you on the outside!