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200th Anniversary Reception

Thank you to all of our members, guests, lawmakers, and officials who attended our anniversary reception. You can find a short video by the Public Opinion Newspaper here.


Escape the Jail Begins This Weekend

Escape the 1880 Jail begins this weekend! Call 717-264-1667 to make your reservation to play our all new escape room!  Take a look at the mugshots from our test group last weekend.


200th Anniversary Old Jail Ornaments Now Available

Our new brass ornaments  are now available. Stop by our gift shop here at the jail to purchase one for yourself or as a gift.  A gold gift box is included. The cost is $20.00 each, tax included.

Ft. Indiantown Gap/National Cemetery Bus Trip April 27

Join host Joyce Horst on a bus trip to benefit the Franklin County Historical Society.
Itinerary: Conducted tours of the Ft. Indiantown Gap military training post, PA National Guard Military Museum, Indiantown Gap Cemetery and the PA Veterans’ Memorial. Buffet lunch at Harper’s Tavern and Restaurant included.
Cost: $90.00 per person for FCHS members, $95.00 for non-members.
Meet at Weis Market on Wayne Avenue at 7:45 with departure at 8am. Approximate return at 5:30pm. On site tour guides will be used at all stops.
For more information call 717-375-2345 or email For registration form, email
Registration and payment must be received by April 10.

Event link here

Old Jail Cupola Pens Available

We have a limited number of Old Jail cupola pens available. The pens are made from the original white pine beams and come with a certificate of authenticity. Stop by and get your own piece of Chambersburg history for only $20, tax included.