Franklin County : Historical Society Offer Free Admission to Military Personal and Family

Franklin County

The Franklin County Historical Society Old Jail Museum announces it will join museums nationwide in participating in the summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families.

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What is Blue Star Museums

The 2022 program will begin on Saturday, May 21, 2022, Armed Forces Day, and end on September 5, 2022, Labor Day. Military can find the list of participating museums at

Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star
Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums nationwide.

Admission Program

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum. 

Information About the Museum

The museum is located at 175 East King Street, Chambersburg, PA. 

 visitors can call 717-264-1667 or visit 


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