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We encourage web visitors to reach out with any questions, comments or areas where we need to improve.

  • Do you allow paranormal investigations at the Old Jail?
    Yes but we do charge a fee to cover our expenes. Please contact Neil Rensch at for more information.
  • How do I become a member of Franklin County Historical Society?
    You may come into the physical building and complete a form and make payment OR you can click on the top right side of our main page ands then click on Join Us/Renewal. Just follow instructions and pay online for your membership.
  • Where can I park when I visit Franklin County Historical Society?
    Park in the lot to the left of the Old Jail or large parking lot at Coyle Free library (located to left of the Old Jail) both walking distance to FCHS.
  • Can I use Contact Us for research questions?
    No. We prefer that you use the Library/Research dropdown on the Home page and then click Genealogy Services button.

175 East King Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201


Please DO NOT use "CONTACT US" for any research requests. Click this link - Genealogy Requests

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Museum/Library Hours

Museum tours and Genealogy Library are open November through April. (Thursday to Saturday 10am to 4pm) and May through October (Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 4pm). Please note that the last tour must start by 3pm.

Group tours by appointment. Groups larger than 8 should call into the Society to see if a docent will be available.

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