The Paranormal Party in The Park, Monterey Pass Battlefield Park & Museum

The Paranormal Party in The Park, Monterey Pass Battlefield Park & Museum

Saturday April 16th, 2022 * 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Ghost PIT is at Monterey Pass Battlefield Park & Museum.
We welcome area Paranormal teams, Metaphysical Vendors, Scentsy, Haunted locations, food, and more!!!
How much you ask? FREE!!!
We are working on adding vendors but here is a list of who will be joining us,
EPG Film Company
Seeking Spirits Paranormal Investigation Team
Kim’s Krypt Haunted Mill
Scentsy by Monica
Author and Historian James R Castle
Moon Phase Paranormal
Berkley Paranormal Society
Ghostly Quest Paranormal Team
Author and Pet Medium Rob Gutro
Knick Knack Pittie Pack Dog Rescue
Ecto Jeep
Wandering Rose Creations and Events
Haunted Maze Nights, Stoners Dairy Farm

Haunted Maze Nights, Stoners Dairy Farm

TWO Nights Only!  Don’t Miss It!
SATURDAY, October 23rd   8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
SATURDAY, October 30th   8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
*Ticket sales will begin promptly at 7:30 PM both evenings.
Admission is $10/person
*The last ticket will be sold no later than 10:30 PM
Please note the Haunted Maze may not be appropriate for children under 10 years of age. Please use your discretion.  Sorry, no refunds will be issued.
Don’t forget your flashlight!
Marshmallows, Smores Kits and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Stoner’s Dairy Farm does not allow food from home to be brought onto the premises.
Click Here for more information
Franklin County Old Jail Turns 200

Franklin County Old Jail Turns 200

If the walls of the Franklin County Old Jail could talk, the Franklin County Visitors Bureau is sure it would want to hear the stories. Located at 175 East King Street in Chambersburg PA, the Old Jail celebrates 200 years in 2018.

Built in 1818 as Franklin County’s third jail, the property’s exterior appearance illustrates the balance and proportion of Georgian architecture. Inside, the old cell walls bear the hand scratched messages of former inmates, who marked off the time they served and recorded their misgivings. The jail housed debtors, thieves, and murderers. The gallows sit in the limestone exercise year and reach back to a time when hangings were social gatherings. By 1920, it became inactive.

Over the years, folklore retells that the Old Jail housed freedom seekers within its walls. It definitely secured John Cook, one of John Brown’s conspirators, before he was transported to Charles Town for his trial and, in the end, his hanging. Just a few years later, in 1862, the Old Jail stood as J.E.B Stuart burned the nearby shops of the Cumberland Valley Railroad and raided its warehouses. As Civil War continued in 1863, it stood unharmed when Robert E. Lee and 70,000 Confederate soldiers headquartered blocks away in the center of town before heading east to Gettysburg. A year later, it was again left untouched as the flames of “Tiger” John McCausland’s burning of Chambersburg destroyed the majority of the town.

In 1971, after serving more than 150 years as the Franklin County Jail, the Old Jail was retired. Today, the physical property houses the Franklin County Historical Society, which is responsible for maintaining the historic property and sharing the history that happened in and around the building. In addition to serving as a museum house, the it houses a genealogy archive.

The Old Jail holds history, is history, and makes history in 2018.