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The Old Jail

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Very old and a must see if your a history buff

Very nice to see the old jail. Take note of the key that you see on the top peak of the roof. Lot... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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Take a step back in time!

The jail is fantastic. I did not realize how much history it contained. The Historical Society does... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Chambersburg, 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
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Very nice to see the old jail. Take note of the key that you see on the top peak of the roof. Lot of people seem to miss this point. There's a nice-sized courtyard in the back and it doesn't take real long to go...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The jail is fantastic. I did not realize how much history it contained. The Historical Society does an excellent job of explaining what it would have been like when used back in the day. You enter the cells and immediately feel like you stepped back...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Had a wonderful visit at the Old Jail. Admission was reasonable and we included the visit to the house where John Brown planned the raid on Harper's Ferry. Our tour guide was very nice and very informative. She went with us to the next stop...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Took my 3 grandsons, age 6 to 12, 3 weeks ago and they loved it. Only takes about an hour but was worth every minute. Kids especially liked the old pharmacy and the dungeon. Great history lesson for younger and older folks. The guides from...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank jbeeIII
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Old Jail is operated by Franklin County Historical Society and is a great place to get oriented to the historical placed in the County. Just down the street is the John Brown House where he planned the raid on Harpers Ferry. The Docents are...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Since we were in the area, we went to the family history room to see what they had. The volunteers were very helpful and we found a few things we didn't have before. We didn't have time to take the full tour, but what we...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank cmitch920
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The two of us were ushered through he old jail and a boarding house where John Brown plotted. Our guide gave us an extensive tour with much information. Well done and worth the time.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank dgbeery
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Old Jail has many things to see and enjoy. They have a tour guide to explain how this place was used as a prison and they show the old jail cells. It also is part of the under ground railroad. It was used to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank lauries0
Reviewed 26 April 2017

If you are into history, and particularly history of the local area, this is well worth the visit. The guide was knowledgeable and the tour was very interesting. There are numerous exhibits. We were lucky enough to be the only ones on our tour but...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank britgal60
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We all had a most enjoyable visit to the museum on King St. in Chambersburg. The tour of the jail was most interesting and informative and the tour guide gave us the personal experience of actually being there in bygone days, from the town's beginnings...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Response from krstbone | Reviewed this property |
Call them and ask: 717-264-1667 website "franklinhistorical"