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The Old Jail
The Old Jail
Owner description: 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... more Owner description: 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, even more specifically, to Franklin County. It offers the use of its library and archives to both the serious researcher and the general public during hours of operation. The Society is responsible for the Old Jail museum, the John Brown House, the Brown’s Mill School, the Chambersburg-Bedford Turnpike Tollhouse and the Carrick Furnace. The jail was built in 1818 and survived the burning of Chambersburg by the Confederate Forces in 1864. This building of Georgian design is one of the oldest in Chambersburg and was placed on the State and National Register of Historical sites in 1970. During more than 150 years of use as a prison, The Old Jail housed numerous local criminals, including “Lewis the Robber,” and Captain John Cook, one of John Brown’s men who was captured after the unsuccessful raid on the Federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. The cellar contains five domed dungeons with rings in the walls and floors that were used to shackle recalcitrant prisoners. Tradition suggests that these cells were also used as a way-station on the “Underground” railway to shelter runaway slaves enroute to freedom in the north. The Old Jail complex consists of the original building erected in 1818, an annex built in 1880 and a yard enclosed by a 20-foot high limestone wall. Several rooms of the original jail and part of the newer cell block comprise a museum of historical artifacts from Franklin County. The visitor experiences the story of the jail through interpretation and learns of the history of crime and punishment in the Cumberland Valley. The John Brown House (Ritner Boarding House) was where the famous abolitionist boarded during the summer of 1859 under the alias of Isaac Smith. During this time, weapons were secretly secured and plans furthered to seize the arsenal at in October 1859. The Society was able to purchase the John Brown House from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in 2002 through the generosity of Dr. W. R. McElroy and family. The John Brown House was rededicated and opened on May 2, 2009 as part of the 150th Anniversary of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry. The John Brown House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. The John Brown has been restored with period furniture. One visitor remarked that if John Brown came to Chambersburg today he feel right at home at the Ritner Boarding House. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Capitol Theatre Center
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Theaters
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Lotus Moon Gallery and Yoga
Owner description: At LOTUS MOON We are an independent art gallery and yoga studio that seeks to inspire your mind and body and overall creativity. Come in and enjoy the work of many local artists... more Owner description: At LOTUS MOON We are an independent art gallery and yoga studio that seeks to inspire your mind and body and overall creativity. Come in and enjoy the work of many local artists; we have painters, photographers, potters, jewelers and more. Also try a yoga class, reiki session, meditation or a creative get together such as a painting class. All classes are listed on our website. Visit the "book yoga class" oval at the side and follow the prompts from there. less
Attraction type: Yoga & Pilates; Art Galleries
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Chambersburg Heritage Center & Gift Shop
Chambersburg Heritage Center & Gift Shop
Owner description: The Heritage Center & Gift Shop is a great place to explore the history and culture of our area. You'll also find local gifts and souvenirs from Chambersburg. We focus on five... more Owner description: The Heritage Center & Gift Shop is a great place to explore the history and culture of our area. You'll also find local gifts and souvenirs from Chambersburg. We focus on five areas of historical merit in Chambersburg and Franklin County to highlight our distinctive history. There is also a children's activity room and walking tours available by scheduling in advance. The gift shop includes books about local history, Chambersburg peach souvenirs, postcards, T-shirts & clothing, movies, mugs and much more. Local 11/30 items commemorating Chambersburg's location at the intersection of Route 11 and Route 30 are also available. It's a great place to shop for unique birthday, holiday, graduation or other presents for both residents and out-of-towners. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Franklin County Visitors Bureau
Franklin County Visitors Bureau
Owner description: Franklin County Visitors Bureau helps you discover all the wonders and beauty that Franklin County has. Home of many historical sites, such as the Underground Railroad and Civil... more Owner description: Franklin County Visitors Bureau helps you discover all the wonders and beauty that Franklin County has. Home of many historical sites, such as the Underground Railroad and Civil War history, tourists can take advantage of the American history in Franklin County. Franklin County brings you in with an old fashioned hometown appeal, seasonal beauty, and year round recreation for your enjoyment. It is also a short distance from historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and Hagerstown, Maryland. Take some time and explore Franklin County for yourself. less
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Inka Kitchen
Inka Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 171 Restaurants in Chambersburg
Cuisines: Peruvian, Latin, South American, Central American
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kenzo Japanese & Asian Fusion
Kenzo Japanese & Asian Fusion
Ranked #2 of 171 Restaurants in Chambersburg
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Montezuma Mexican Restaurant
Montezuma Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 171 Restaurants in Chambersburg
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Copper Kettle Restaurant
Copper Kettle Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 171 Restaurants in Chambersburg
Cuisines: American
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cafe D'italia
Cafe D'italia
Ranked #5 of 171 Restaurants in Chambersburg
Price: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chambersburg
3.0 of 5
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Chambersburg
$92 - $201
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Chambersburg
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Craig Victorian Bed and Breakfast
Craig Victorian Bed and Breakfast
$80 - $135
Ranked #2 of 4 Chambersburg B&B and Inns
Sleep Inn & Suites Chambersburg
2.0 of 5
Sleep Inn & Suites Chambersburg
$70 - $128
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Chambersburg
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