Blog: Experience John Brown and More

Abolitionist John Brown planned his raid on the Federal Arsonal at Harpers Ferry while staying at the Ritner Boarding House in Chambersburg.

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Tickets Now on Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for Ghost Stories! Call 717-264-1667 or stop by the jail to purchase yours.  Tour times are Friday, Oct. 20 at 8:00pm, Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7:00pm & 9:00pm.  Tours are limited to 25 people each.  See our event page here for details: Event Link

Halloween Tea – “Nevermore”

Tickets are now available for our Halloween Tea! This year’s theme is “Nevermore” and is based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe.  The tea will be held in the East Courtyard and tickets are $25.00 each.  Edgar himself will be stopping by!  Call 264-1667 or stop by the jail to get your tickets! Facebook Event Page

Last year we had just over 3,000 visitors to the Old Jail. They came from 30 states and four foreign countries.  We’re on track to surpass that number for 2017!

If you are interested in becoming a docent, call 264-1667. Training is provided!

Our current membership is over 580 members.  Can we hit 600 by the end of the year?

Invite your friends and family to join and reap the many benefits of membership!

Get your advanced tickets to Lock, Stock, & Rock on Ticketleap and save $2 on adult admission!

Thank you to our sponsors:

Beer & Wine level – WAYZ 104.7 and Volvo

Pop Up level – McCleary Oil and Ingram Book

Patron level – ATA Security Systems, M&S Harley Davidson, ProTel, Smith, Elliott Kearns & Company, Statler Body Works, SunnyHill Properties, Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, First Community Bank of Mercersburg, and Voila! Children’s Art and Creativity Center

This Winchester-Frederick County event may be of interest to our members.

Civil War Weekend – August 18-20

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