who directed the city to preserve this magnificent structure. She worked with the Philadelphia Historical Commission and has contributed to the preservation and development of the penitentiary as a cultural site since the beginning of the project. She was selected as the Executive Director in 1999.
Today, as a tourist destination, the site attracts over 330,000 visitors annually to the daytime tour program and the fall (Halloween) fundraiser, "Terror Behind the Walls". The 11 acre site remains a stabilized ruin.