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The Old Jail

175 E King St, Chambersburg, PA 17201-1806
+1 717-264-1667
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Great visit

The two of us were ushered through he old jail and a boarding house where John Brown plotted. Our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Huntington, Indiana
This museum is a great place to visit

The Old Jail has many things to see and enjoy. They have a tour guide to explain how this place was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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175 E King St, Chambersburg, PA 17201-1806
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The two of us were ushered through he old jail and a boarding house where John Brown plotted. Our guide gave us an extensive tour with much information. Well done and worth the time.

Thank dgbeery
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Old Jail has many things to see and enjoy. They have a tour guide to explain how this place was used as a prison and they show the old jail cells. It also is part of the under ground railroad. It was used to...More

Thank lauries0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are into history, and particularly history of the local area, this is well worth the visit. The guide was knowledgeable and the tour was very interesting. There are numerous exhibits. We were lucky enough to be the only ones on our tour but...More

Thank britgal60
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We all had a most enjoyable visit to the museum on King St. in Chambersburg. The tour of the jail was most interesting and informative and the tour guide gave us the personal experience of actually being there in bygone days, from the town's beginnings...More

Thank cmehaffey2017
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is a somewhat interesting tour of an old jail but there are all kinds of diversions thrown in. You hear a small bit about a lot of unrelated subjects and you don't hear a lot about the jail. The tour is led by a...More

Thank Kent F F
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The Old Jail was very interesting and the tour guides are very knowledgeable. My son is a huge history buff and loved every minute of our tour. You are able to learn a lot about the history of Chambersburg. We are not from the area,...More

Thank Jrathel
Reviewed 24 February 2017

A lot of information about the area as well as stories about the jail. I found the history of it's use on the Underground Railroad particularly interesting.

Thank mscooke10
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to research your family history from Franklin County. The staff is great and take some time to look at the local artifacts. Leave you family history with a local volunteer for future visitors.

Thank repbrock
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The tour was fun and interesting. Our guide, Bob, was very informative and knowledgeable on the history of the jail and John Brown House plus he knew other interesting facts about the area

1  Thank cherie r
Reviewed 26 December 2016

A great history of the jail and the area - and the important abolitionist efforts of John Brown, who stayed in the house down the street! Neat to see the old jail cells and writing on the walls from inmates. Bob was a very informative...More

Thank Irene H
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Hi, We are planning on meeting friends in the area and would like to do this tour. I would like to bring my small 10 pound dog with me...if I carry him would be allowed to come with us on the tour? Thank you.
8 July 2016|
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Response from krstbone | Reviewed this property |
Call them and ask: 717-264-1667 website "franklinhistorical"