Totem Pole Playhouse
Totem Pole Playhouse is one of the best known and highly-regarded summer theaters in the United States. Its legacy extends to the pinnacle of almost every facet of the entertainment industry featuring an enclave of professional performing artists like Jean Stapleton, Melissa Gilbert, Curtis Armstrong and others. For the current season or ticket information, visit their website.
Civil War Seminars & Tours
A division of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, these Civil War history tours are led by expert historians that feature bus tours of monuments, battle sites and museums along with talks by nationally recognized historians.
John Brown House
The John Brown House (Ritner Boarding House) boarded the famous abolitionist under the alias of Isaac Smith. He stayed there from June until mid-October 1859, while receiving supplies and recruits for his raid on Harpers Ferry. Tours are available by appointment.
Franklin County Historical society: old Jail
Built in 1818, the Old Jail survived the burning of Chambersburg by Confederates in 1864. Now the home of the Franklin County Historical Society, groups are welcome to tour the building and its exhibits, or do local research in the genealogy library.
John Brown House
Franklin County Historical Society: Old Jail
Franklin County Visitors Bureau
Recently relocated into a refurbished bank building in the heart of downtown, the Franklin County Visitors Bureau is a great place to start your tour of Chambersburg! They have historic exhibits, information about things to do, places to see and more.
Downtown Chambersburg First fridays
First Fridays feature fun, free and family-friendly activities downtown and at local businesses on the first Friday of every month from May through December.
ChambersFest is a weeklong celebration in July that includes a range of events such as the Tim and Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race, Scoop-a-Palooza, Old Market Day and a re-enactment of the 1864 Burning of Chambersburg. This week is also Restaurant Week, where participating Chambersburg restaurants offer meal deals and special cuisine to celebrate ChambersFest. Patrons of participating restaurants are eligible to win hundreds of dollars in prizes.
CrabFeast is a popular annual festival held in August, featuring all-you-can-eat hardshell crabs, barbecue chicken and all the fixin’s, small games of chance and more. Proceeds go to benefit downtown revitalization efforts.
In October, enjoy AppleFest on Main Street. Stroll the streets for craft vendors, food trucks, art, music, kids’ activities and more organized by the Downtown Business Council of Chambersburg.
Chamber Travel Club
An initiative of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber Travel Club offers Franklin County residents an opportunity to travel to various destinations with their friends, family and neighbors. The Travel Club is open to all; call 717-264-7101 for details.
Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday in downtown Chambersburg features more than $2,000 in giveaways for holiday shoppers who spend $25 or more at a downtown business the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Visit Main Street in downtown Chambersburg for the Cocoa Crawl in December and sample cocoa creations by local businesses. For $5, you can also purchase a souvenir mug and a ballot to vote for your favorite cocoa!
The largest festival in Pennsylvania, IceFest helps shake the mid-winter blues with a four-day festival usually held in January. Downtown sidewalks are lined with hand-carved ice sculptures and events happen every day including the Chili-Q, Icing on the Cake, Snowfall Ball, live ice carvings and more.