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The Old Jail

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Worth an Hour

Decided to take in a bit of local history, and the Jail has plenty! Besides the building itself... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Best stop of our trip

This was a fantastic tour with a very knowledgeable guide. As we were the only two going, the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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
+1 717-264-1667
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 23 August 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

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 11 August 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!

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Reviewed 18 July 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

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
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Response from krstbone | Reviewed this property |
Call them and ask: 717-264-1667 website "franklinhistorical"