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Address: 175 E King St, Chambersburg, PA 17201-1806
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+1 717-264-1667
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History buff in the family!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jrathel
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 well meaning but less than expert guide who is not afraid of inserting his own... More 

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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, so this was quite informative about our city. We had a great time. My son... More 

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank mscooke10
United States
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 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.

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Thank repbrock
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 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 guide who answered all our questions (from 9, 11 and 71 year olds) and knew... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Our family really enjoyed our tour of the old jail and our guide Ryan was terrific. He was extremely patient and took his time answering all of our questions (even those of an excited 8 year old). My children aged 11 and 8 were completely engrossed in what they were learning and were constantly asking about everything that they saw... More 

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Thank Diane M
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This is really a unique place, the atmosphere of an old jail and a museum. It gives one a good look and how old prisons were operated and the way that prisoners were kept in those by gone days. The huge thick doors and the steel doors of the cells and the feel of what it was like to be... More 

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gooddog1%
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

My husband and I visited on a getaway weekend. We had read other trip advisor reviews and it piqued our curiosity. What an amazing, informative and interesting tour. We had Tony as our guide. Whatever he does in his nonvolunteer life, he has missed his calling. Our private ( just because we were the only ones there at the time)... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

I went today with a group of 4 adults and 2 young children to tour the Old Jail building in Chambersburg, PA Neil Rensch was our tour guide and gave a wonderful tour of the facility with a lot of local history added. While the Jail and its history is fascinating, the added history of the Underground Railroad of escaping... More 

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