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The Old Jail

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Halloween tour

Great place to know more Abou local history. We also went for the halloween tour and we had great... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Janaina C
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How Unique!

This sounded interesting and so we had to check it out. It was worth the visit and we recommend it... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Travel806100
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The Franklin County Historical Society – Kittochtinny is a non-profit organization, founded in 1898 to collect, preserve, and make available to the public materials relating to the historical development of the Cumberland Valley, its people, and...more
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175 E King St, Chambersburg, PA 17201-1806
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Great place to know more Abou local history. We also went for the halloween tour and we had great time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janaina C
Reviewed October 21, 2018

This sounded interesting and so we had to check it out. It was worth the visit and we recommend it to others. The jail is well preserved and we learned many facts about its history. Our guide pointed out lots of details. We saw the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Travel806100
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Check their website for current times, it seems to depend on the day and the season. Looking around is also dependent on the number of volunteers/docents available that day- there are no self-guided tours. However, when we went, we were the only people there, so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Decided to take in a bit of local history, and the Jail has plenty! Besides the building itself which is interesting (it includes a dungeon with rooms with no windows or light source) there are lots of old photos, drawings, documents and artifacts. All tours...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

This was a fantastic tour with a very knowledgeable guide. As we were the only two going, the guide was able to spend more time and we asked a lot of questions. The jail was huge with a lot of different rooms, nooks and crannies....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

We toured the old jail with my parents and kids (age 13 and 15) and it was wonderful. Our tour guide Bob knows his local and Civil War history inside and out, and really brought old time Chambersburg and the surrounding area to life. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Laura K
Reviewed August 11, 2018

The Old Jail was awesome . Our tour guide Bob was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job and teaching others about history. Best 10 dollars we spent in a long time!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

Great historical tour of the old Jail. We were fortunate enough to have a personally guided tour. Our host was very knowledge and it was interesting to learn about history and stories about the Jail, the founding family of Chambersburg and it's connection to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank loriar
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

This was a great find in the Chambersburg-Gettysburg area. This is a 200 year old building that served as the area jail. There is some amazing history in this building and our near 90-minute guided tour was terrific! We were able to visit the old...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank endhome
Reviewed June 14, 2018

I took the Old Jail tour. The tour guide Bob was just amazing. I learned about everything from Spider Pots to Oven Peels to Show Globes to Grasshopper Stones. I gained a good understanding of the role of Chambersburg in the Underground Railway and how...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Karen M
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Call them and ask: 717-264-1667 website "franklinhistorical"
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