Ordinarily, Franklin County Visitors Bureau would encourage you to explore to your heart’s content, but this is not an ordinary time. For now, we will share old photos, beautiful vistas, local lore and bits of history plus fun activities for folks of all ages. You can find new things daily on ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com and Facebook.com/FCVBen. Please be safe and enjoy Franklin County virtually.

Due to the health impacts of COVID-19 we will be closed to the public until April 30. See resources & information here.

During these uncertain times the Franklin County Visitors Bureau wishes to provide you with resources that our county, community partners and local businesses are offering to the public. Please check back regularly for additions and updates.

James Buchanan Memorial

Nestled along Route 16 in the Tuscarora mountain range is large stone monument marking the birthplace of our 15th president, James Buchanan, born on the site in 1792. The monument is the centerpiece of the Buchanan Birthplace State Park and marks the location, known...

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Bees are the BEST!

Franklin County appreciates BEES! Bees pollinate enough vegetable plants to make Franklin County a top PA producer of vegetables and are integral to the county’s fruit production, too. A good way to attract bees is by planting herbs and flowers. Some good herbs to...

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Emmanuel Chapel

The image above is a photo of a mid-1900 postcard. Read more about the Chapel. For young and young at heart, enjoy the coloring sheet. Emmanuel Chapel on the campus of Penn State Mont Alto reaches back more than 165 years to a time when the campus was part of the Mont...

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The Underground Railroad was an important part of our nation’s history, and Franklin County was a key stop in the quest for freedom.


Stay informed! 

Governor Wolf Economic Injury Disasater Loans For Small Businesses

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provides information for small business seeking injury disaster loans.

Chambersburg Borough Takes Additional Actions During COVID-19 Crisis

Organized by the Borough of Chambersburg, as of Tuesday, March 24, ten Chambersburg Area Churches have stepped forward to offer food supplies to any families that might become homebound because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Working Capital Guidelines

The COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) Program, administered by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA), provides critical working capital financing to small businesses located within the Commonwealth that are adversely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.



DO Shopping. Festivals, Hiking, Crafts, Farmer’s Markets, Golf, History….we could go on, but it’s just best if you come see for yourself.


DINE Franklin County has it all. Home cooking, fine dining, neighborhood cafes, trusted brands…we’ll just say it’s all good and keeps ’em coming back.


STAY When it’s time to rest, Franklin County has you covered. Try a Bed & Breakfast, Historic Inn,  quaint hotel, or a renovated warehouse.


We are. Come join us!


Check out all of our upcoming 2020 getaways.


Maps, tips, and places to write your notes.


Our Partners

We travel in good company, as you can see!