The Reenactment of the Burning of Chambersburg
July 17, 2021 * 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Downtown Chambersburg as the town is set ablaze to commemorate the day that Chambersburg was held for ransom and then burned.
We celebrate community, rebirth and Chambersburg’s rise from the ashes with a day full of events:
Old Market Day street festival kicks-off at 9:00 AM! Enjoy lots of art, food, crafts, vendors and music!
Visit the 11/30 Visitors Center on the Square throughout the day for book signings, drawings, kids’ activities, giveaway and tours.
Explore the new lobby exhibit: Let the Journey Begin…People, Places & Possibilities all day!
1:00 PM: Come experience Edna Lawrence – a quilt storyteller as she talks about her art and passion for history and people.
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM: The PA Army Nation Guard joins the 11/30 Visitors Center bringing their rock climbing wall Downtown for all those adventurous individuals to endure!
7:00 PM: A Cappella & Unplugged Final Round – the very talented finalists perform for your vote as they sing for a chance to win the big $500 prize!
Just before 9:00 PM: As the sun sets, the history of the 1864 Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth of Chambersburg
takes the night’s center stage as lights and atmospheric affects so real that bystanders will think they were transported back to 1864!
To learn more about this event and the history, Click Here