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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Scavenger Hunt!

Do you love the old, beautiful buildings in the Borough of Chambersburg? Participate in our Doorways of Chambersburg Scavenger Hunt!

Cost is $8 per participant and you may work in groups. Pick up your packets on Saturday, January 21st, or January 26th, 27th or 28th here at the Old Jail.

The last day answers may be turned in is when we are open on Sunday, January 29 from 2:00 to 4:00pm. You may also drop off your answers during open hours before that day.

There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. In the event that more than one team gets all of the answers correct, we will draw for the places.

For more information, call 264-1667 or see our event here:


Barn Books and Posters!

Available in our gift shop – Cumberland Valley Barns for $25.00 inc. tax and Franklin County Brick End Barns posters, unframed and with key for $10.00 plus tax. These make wonderful gifts!

Calling All Artists!

We, along with the Council for the Arts, are holding an exhibition here at the Old Jail during IceFest 2017. Click on the photo to see our event page:


Questions? Call 264-1667 or email


Please note that we will be closed on Saturday, December 24 & Saturday, December 31 so that our volunteers may spend time with their friends and families.


We are now on winter hours. The museum and library will be open from 10am-4pm Thursday-Saturday. Please note that we are not offering evening hours over the winter this year. Call 264-1667 with any questions – staff will still be here Monday-Saturday even though our hours have changed.