History & Heritage in Chambersburg PA

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  • Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Abolitionist John Brown, using the alias of Isaac Smith, took up residence in Chambersburg in the summer of 1859, prior to his "raid" on Harper's Ferry.
  • 100 Lincoln Way E Chambersburg, PA 17201-2291
    Chambersburg's Main Street, known as the Diamond, is guarded by the bronze statue of a Civil War soldier who faces south down Main Street as though to ward off invaders.
  • Chambersburg Memorial Square, Facing US 11, In Dirt Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Unable to pay the ransom demanded by the Confederate army, Chambersburg is ordered burned. More than 500 structures were destroyed and more than 2,000 were left homeless.
  • 100 Lincoln Way E. Chambersburg, PA 17201-2291
    717-264-7101
    The Chambersburg Heritage Center is located at the scenic center of Franklin County's seat, Chambersburg, PA. The Heritage Center is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturday 10 a.m....
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  • 10655 Antrim Church Rd. Greencastle, PA 17225
    717-597-3818
    Monument site in Antrim Township where Enoch Brown (teacher) and 10 scholars were scalped by indians during the Pontiac Rebellion (1764) following the French and Indian War.
  • N. 2nd Street at E. King St. Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Of Georgian design, this jail was built in 1818 and was in continuous use for 152 years. The third oldest building in the borough, it survived the burning of Chambersburg by Confederate forces...
  • 100 Lincoln Way E., Ste. A Chambersburg, PA 17201-2291
    717-264-7101
    Founded in 1764, Chambersburg carries a rich history from the Colonial to Civil War periods. Visitors can learn more about historic Chambersburg by enjoying the Downtown Walking Tour or A Guided...
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  • Chambersburg, PA 17201
    717-264-7101
    Major General John McCausland set up his headquarters at Greenawalt House in 1864. On the morning of July 30, McCausland met with his officers and, in a rancorous session, told them he planned to...
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  • 225 E. King St. Chambersburg, PA 17201-1808
    717-263-2870
    John Brown (1800-1859) occupied an upstairs bedroom in this house in the summer of 1859, while he formulated his plan and secured weapons for his attack on the Federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry on...
  • Memorial Sq. Chambersburg, PA 17201
    717-264-7101
    The Memorial Fountain and Statue located in Memorial Square in downtown Chambersburg honors the town's role in the Civil War. A memorial stone at the foot of the soldier statue describes the...
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