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The Old Jail

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Excellent historical tour of an old jail with lots of local history thrown in

We toured the old jail with my parents and kids (age 13 and 15) and it was wonderful. Our tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laura K
A must see !

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

Reviewed 11 August 2018
West Grove, Pennsylvania
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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 4 weeks ago

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

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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 5 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
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Response from krstbone | Reviewed this property |
Call them and ask: 717-264-1667 website "franklinhistorical"