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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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.

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.

Escape Room Reservations Now Available

Can you “Break Out of the 1880 Jail with the Gold Bar”? We’re now taking reservations for our newly redesigned escape room event. Teams of 6-8 people will have an hour to break out of the 1880 cell block by using clues and solving puzzles.
The cost is $20 per person and you must pay at the time of reservation.  We have time slots on April 6,7,8,20,21,22 and May 4,5,6,18,19,20.  Call 717-264-1667.