Chambersburg Things to Do
In 1831 this building, formerly the Old Market House, was constructed and opened for business. In 1930, the borough began using the building for its public offices, and by 1945 the borough occpied the entire building and the market was displaced. The hall is home to the city council, mayor and the police department.more
The historical markers at the edge of town read, in part:Chambersburg.Scene of CivilWar events: Raided by "Jeb"Stuart, 1862; occupied byConfederates in 1863; andburned by them in 1864.Prior to the Civil War, Chambersburg was the site of some Underground Railroad activity. Also, John Brown visited Chambersburg in 1859. Three plaques in town tell the...more
The original Franklin County Courthouse was completed in 1794 on land purchased from the town's founder, Benjamin Chambers. The plain brick structure was replaced in 1842 by a Greek Revival structure with stone walls and columns. This second courthouse was burned on July 30, 1864 by Confederate forces under Brigadier General John A. McCausland...more
My husbands lives in hotels for up to eight months at a time due to business needs. Usually the...more
1097 Wayne Ave, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Good for: Families
399 Bedington Blvd, Chambersburg, PA, 17201
Good for: Couples
I have been in many fancy 'so called' Mexican restaurants in south Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, and southern California, and the food here was what I remembered during all my trips to Mexico! It was fresh and fabulous. The fiesta plata was devine. I got the beef chimmi, one beef and one chicken taquito, and a cheese quessidilo. It was served with...more
I hate going into this place to eat. The food is okay but the acoustics are so bad that it sounds like a swarm of people even when only six tables are filled. The decor is industrial; high ceilings with metal beams; no partitions or wall hangs (except for a couple of advertisement posters); wood floors and tables.The food is pretty good; American...more
This was a nice, quiet, upscale restaurant just perfect for us to catch a light lunch.We were in car-travel clothes (neat, clean, but very casual) and felt a little underdressed here.The decor was modern dark hardwood with crisp white table cloths. The waitress was very friendly and took our order almost immediately (there were few other customers...more
Chambersburg Mall: got to shop
Top brand stores in this mall are:
Sears, Bon-Ton, Value City, JC Penney.
There are three restaurants and several junk food places (candy,ice cream,pretzels).
The mall has its own multi-screen theater called CarMike.
When we visited several years ago, the mall was packed with stores.
When I checked the website below, it showed that many of the more popular stores had moved out and left many vacancies. Maybe that is just a sign of the times or may indicate some economic pressure on the Chambersburg area.
They still have feature attractions like entertainment and the Easter Bunny to draw people into the mall but even the events calendar was sparse in entries.Related to:
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Chambersburg Warnings and Dangers
To be safe you need information and common sense.
The crime stats for Chambersburg indicate it is about average for risk compared to similar towns in Pennsylvania and slightly more risky than the average U.S. city.
Rape and Assault are the major crimes most often reported. Larceny and Burglary are the non-violent crimes most prevalent in the area.There are 30 sex offenders in the Chambersburg area.
(Their locations are registered in the website below. If you travel with children you may want to check it out.)
So, now that you have the information, use common sense: lock your car doors, use the latch-chain in the motel room, don't let the kids wander without adult supervision, put valuables in the motel lockbox. Never wander alone into an unfamiliar area or late at night.
Be smart, be safe and have a good vacation in Chambersburg.Related to:
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Chambersburg Off The Beaten Path
16 Hotels in Chambersburg