The Burning of Chambersburg

July 19, 2014
Memorial Square
14 North Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201 GET DIRECTIONS
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Civil War 150 takes center stage in Chambersburg on Saturday, July 20, with The Burning of Chambersburg. History will replay when Confederate cavalry, under the command of General John McCausland, will serve a ransom on the town's courthouse steps. True to history, Chambersburg will not pay the ransom and the town will be burned--with lights. This impressive and realistic re-enactment is interactive as Confederate soldiers take to the crowd, searching for shoes, food, and valuables. Leading up to the 9:00 PM Burning of Chambersburg, the downtown area will offer Civil War period music, book signings, and Civil War talks from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Earlier in the day, from 9 AM to 4:00 PM, is Chambersburg's annual street fair, Celebrate! The Arts at Old Market Day. Don't miss July 19 for an extraordinary getaway.

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Facility Amenities: Free Admission
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1864 Ransoming & Burning of Chambersburg re-enacted annually 3rd Saturday in July
1864 Ransoming & Burning of Chambersburg re-enacted annually 3rd Saturday in July
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