Explore Around Our Hotel in Chambersburg
Discover Neighborhood Events & Historical Attractions
Historic attractions and local events make Chambersburg a vibrant town in the heart of Pennsylvania. History buffs will relish the town’s storied Civil War history, and festivals present lots of fun for families. Stay at our hotel in Chambersburg to see these neighborhood events.
Gettysburg National Military Park
The turning point in the Civil War, Gettysburg is one of the most important battles in American history. Just a short drive from Chambersburg, Gettysburg National Military Park commemorates the Civil War’s bloodiest battle as well as the immortal “Gettysburg Address” by Abraham Lincoln. Entry to the center is free, but there is a fee for the film experience, cyclorama program, and museum exhibit hall. The park is open daily throughout the year, except for major holidays.
For over 30 years, ChambersFest has brought local organizations together to commemorate the town’s rebirth after its burning on July 30th, 1864 during the Civil War. Though it was the only town burned in the North during the war, Chambersburg came together and rebuilt the town, allowing it to prosper. Fun, family-friendly events draw thousands of people every year, including Restaurant Week and The Tim & Susan Cook Memorial 1-Mile Race.
The Burning of Chambersburg Reenactment
On the final Saturday of ChambersFest, 1864: The Burning presents a reenactment of the ransom and burning of Chambersburg. This Civil War reenactment is a fascinating way to see history up close and personal, as well as engage with the town’s history.
The Capitol Theatre
159 S Main Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Opened in 1927, The Capitol Theatre is a historic location for the arts. The Capitol hosts live shows, including bands and dance groups, as well as movies. Their $5 Summer Movies are excellent attractions for families.
Vintage Market at the Old Red Barn
1293 Warm Spring Road
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Friday & Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
Every second weekend of the month, the Vintage Market at the Old Red Barn sells refurnished furniture and vintage-inspired home décor. Thirteen talented designers, including owners Cari Kreps and Sherry Loving, put their creations on offer. These local artists craft their wares themselves, making them excellent souvenirs to remember Chambersburg.