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The Liberty Tree

Planted on October 17th, 2023.
Chambers Fort Park, Chambersburg, PA

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Visit these great historic sites in Franklin County, PA. to see where our history happened and tell us about your visit.

CHAMBERS FORT PARK

Celebrate America 250. Visit Chambers Fort Park in downtown Chambersburg, Discover the early American story of Benjamin Chambers–a  Scots-Irish immigrant, millwright, and town founder. It is the story of America.

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MASONIC TEMPLE

Celebrate America 250. Discover the 1823 Masonic Temple. It survived the 1864 Confederate burning of Chambersburg because Masons posted a guard at the temple to prevent it from burning. The Masonic Temple is just one stop of the history-rich walk of Chambersburg.

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FORT LOUDOUN

Celebrate America 250. Fort Loudoun is Pennsylvania’s Fort, built by Pennsylvanians, garrisoned by British troops, and fired on by Pennsylvanians–ten years before the shots fired at Lexington and Concord. Explore 18th century history in Franklin County.

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MERCERSBURG--BOYHOOD HOME
OF JAMES BUCHANAN

Celebrate America 250. Step back to the colonial era and be surrounded by authentic early America architecture along the streets of Mercersburg. Included is the boyhood home of president James Buchanan, McKinstry Tavern, Harriet Lane Home, and Fendrick Library.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY
11/30 VISITORS CENTER

Celebrate America 250. Explore the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center. Housed in an 1865 bank building, the Visitors Center showcases exhibits of history, art, fresh food, and the beauty of Franklin County.

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911 MEMORIAL & VETERANS PARK

Celebrate America 250 in Franklin County, PA. Discover Franklin County’s military trail of history and the Letterkenny Chapel, built by repatriated Italian Prisoners of War, held at the Letterkenny Army Depot during World War II.

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