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...More to See in Pennsylvania

...More to See in Pennsylvania

Renfrew Museum and Park: a 107-acre park along the Antietam Creek, features a Pennsylvania-German farmstead, an extensive collection of John Bell Pottery, and features Nicodemus collection of American decorative arts. The museum and park is located at Rt. 16, east of Waynesboro. It is open late April to late October Tuesday through Sunday 12 to 4pm. Call 717-762-4723.
(PIC)Casthtown Inn: Built circa 1797, the Cashtown Inn served as the first stagecoach stop west of Gettysburg. During the Gettysburg campaign of 1863, the Inn served as Confederate headquarters for General A.P. Hill. Recently the Inn has appeared in the movie Gettysburg, in the Mark Nesbitt book and video Ghosts of Gettysburg and on the cover of Blue and Gray magazine. Today the Inn is owned by Jack and Maria Paladino who purchased the Inn in January of 2006 and undertook major structural renovations throughout most of the first floor of the Inn. The Cashtown Inn currently serves as a relaxing Bed & Breakfast and houses a Fine Dining Restaurant with a full service Tavern. The Inn is open Tuesday through Sunday and offers lodging and dining. Call 717-334-9722 for more information. The Inn is located at 1325 Old Route 30 in Cashtown.
The Old Jailhouse: An 1818 jail complex, restored and renovated, the jailhouse now houses the Kittochtinny Historical Society's Museum and Library. It is located at 175 E. King Street, Chambersburg at N. Second St (U.S. 11). Hours vary so be sure to call 717-264-1667 for more information.
Historic Round Barn: Resting in Franklin Township between Cashtown and Arendtsville, a short distance north of U.S. 30 west of Gettysburg, sits the barn. Built in 1914 by Noah Sheely, Adams County's first commercial orchardist.
(PIC)Conococheague Institute Museum and Library: This is the home of the original Welsh settlement during the 1730s (Scotch-Irish and German settlers). Tours are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 9am to 4pm and Sunday from 1 to 4pm. Other times are by appointment only. Call 717-328-3467 or visit www.conococheague.org for more information.
Caledonia State Park: The park is nestled between Chambersburg and Gettysburg on US 30. The 1,444-acre park offers its visitors golfing, swimming, picnicking, and camping. The Totem Pole Playhouse Summer Theatre is located there and the Thaddeus Stevens blacksmith shop (c. 1830) now operates as a museum.
Penn State's Mont Alto Campus: This is the location of the first Episcopal Chapel built in the area and is the site where over 500 iron workers once toiled at the Mont Alto Furnaces. Abolitionist John Brown taught Sunday school here prior to his raid on Harpers Ferry.

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