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Address: 175 E King St, Chambersburg, PA 17201-1806
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+1 717-264-1667
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John Brown House and The Old Jail

The tour was fun and interesting. Our guide, Bob, was very informative and knowledgeable on the history of the jail and John Brown House plus he knew other interesting facts... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
cherie r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was fun and interesting. Our guide, Bob, was very informative and knowledgeable on the history of the jail and John Brown House plus he knew other interesting facts about the area

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great history of the jail and the area - and the important abolitionist efforts of John Brown, who stayed in the house down the street! Neat to see the old jail cells and writing on the walls from inmates. Bob was a very informative guide who answered all our questions (from 9, 11 and 71 year olds) and knew... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Our family really enjoyed our tour of the old jail and our guide Ryan was terrific. He was extremely patient and took his time answering all of our questions (even those of an excited 8 year old). My children aged 11 and 8 were completely engrossed in what they were learning and were constantly asking about everything that they saw... More 

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is really a unique place, the atmosphere of an old jail and a museum. It gives one a good look and how old prisons were operated and the way that prisoners were kept in those by gone days. The huge thick doors and the steel doors of the cells and the feel of what it was like to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My husband and I visited on a getaway weekend. We had read other trip advisor reviews and it piqued our curiosity. What an amazing, informative and interesting tour. We had Tony as our guide. Whatever he does in his nonvolunteer life, he has missed his calling. Our private ( just because we were the only ones there at the time)... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I went today with a group of 4 adults and 2 young children to tour the Old Jail building in Chambersburg, PA Neil Rensch was our tour guide and gave a wonderful tour of the facility with a lot of local history added. While the Jail and its history is fascinating, the added history of the Underground Railroad of escaping... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is our second year coming to this event! We have young children 7 and 10 and the actors are great including them. Love that you can ask questions and try to figure out who did it. Our kids think it's so cool going through the Jail and seeing how it was back than. When other groups got behind our... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Looked for something to do while waiting for our hotel room. Found this only 2 miles from our hotel. My husband says it was the best $5 he has ever spent. It dates way back and has so much history and stories. The woman giving the tour was very knowledgeable and obviously very proud of the building and its history.... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This tour was excellent. Our guide knew the history and told other stories. He was very knowledgeable about the area. He gave us tips on what to see and where to eat in Chambersburg.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We had a great time exploring the Old Jail and learned a lot of history while there. It was interesting to see that Alcatraz jail in San Francisco was built similar to this old jail. Having been to both it was neat to see.

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