Travel the trails of Franklin County through acres of farmland and forests. Trek back to frontier settlements and forts, stopovers along the Underground Railroad, and sites of Civil War raids and invasions. Woven between these stories of America’s history are the verdant, rolling hills and azure skies, old-fashioned ice cream parlors, bakeries with shoo-fly pies and sticky buns; orchards with succulent sweet peaches in July and crisp, juicy apples in October; theatres and inns, meandering trails and streams, ski slopes and golf courses, and charming towns where people still smile, stop, and speak.

New Programs Conococheague Institute

New Programs Conococheague Institute

Since 2020, the Conococheague Institute (a 30 acre historic site located near Mercersburg, PA) has been offering free 18th Century Living History programs every Saturday year round. This consistent community resource has seen the organization grow in popularity with...

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Winter Wee Wonder Series for Preschoolers

The Institute is offering a series of four outdoor nature programs for preschoolers in January and February. Designed for children ages 2.5 to 5, the Wee Wonder programs will run on Mondays, January 23 and 30, and February 6 and 13, from 9:45 to 11 a.m. at Pine Hill...

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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.


Check out what is new at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center & Franklin County Visitors Center

Follow The Stitches In Time Barn Quilt Trail

Follow the Stitches in Time Barn Quilt Trail. Enjoy more than 3 dozen barn quilts on barns, outbuildings, homes, and more. To begin exploring, contact the visitors bureau to receive a mailed copy or download the guidebook here.

On The Move in Franklin County

Ride a bike! Hike a trail! Putt the green! Or, just enjoy the beauty of nature. Get on the move in Franklin County, and make some great moments in 2023.

franklin fresh food guide

Franklin Fresh Food & Dining Guide

The 2022-23 edition of Franklin Fresh Food & Dining Guide is ready for you to read! Check out stories of farmers markets, honey, tips on growing your own, local dining, recipes and much more.



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.


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Maps, tips, and places to write your notes.


Our Partners

We travel in good company, as you can see!