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A must see !

The Old Jail was awesome . Our tour guide Bob was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
boston6333
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West Grove, Pennsylvania
Very Informative Tour

Great historical tour of the old Jail. We were fortunate enough to have a personally guided tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
loriar
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Harrow, Canada
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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 5 days ago

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!

Thank boston6333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank loriar
Reviewed 7 July 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

Thank endhome
Reviewed 15 June 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

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 24 May 2018

My husband and I found this gem on our swing from Fla to the Northeast.We spent an hour and a half in a fully guided tour. The jail was first constructed in 1818 and survived Lees' burning of Chambersburg. The docent had many stories associated...More

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

I love when you can walk into a place a get the feel of the period represented. Great history of the area and a real live look at a jail from 1880's. We actually went in several cells and saw great artifacts from the era....More

Thank kbam6b
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We were doing the Rt 30 trip and this came up as a place to visit. Very glad we did. Lots of history and old architecture in the area. But this Old Jail is one of the best places to get a good dose of...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

They’ve designed an escape room in the old jail and it is hands down fantastic. Better than escape rooms in both Denver and Pittsburgh. Highly recommended.

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We visited Chambersburg for ICEFEST -18 which had ongoing ice carvings and ice sculptures lining businesses and venues along Main St. Each sculpture was unique {and generally) apropos, especially the masked cowboy bank robber outside the bail bond establishment! The Old Jail tour was interesting...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I live in the area and have taken the tour of The Old Jail several times. Its a place my wife and I take guests who come to stay with us. Those we have taken have always said it was a great experience. Operated by...More

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Call them and ask: 717-264-1667 website "franklinhistorical"
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