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Cumberland County Historical Society

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Address: 21 N Pitt St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2945
Phone Number: +1 717-249-7610
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon 16:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00

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Nice local museum

Nice space to view and study local history. I especially like their gift shop on High Street. It carries books, art, gifts, etc.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Camp Hill
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Pickering, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place today know American History especially in relation to Pennsylvania. Good place to know what happened here in American War for Independence.

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Camp Hill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice space to view and study local history. I especially like their gift shop on High Street. It carries books, art, gifts, etc.

Thank Courthouse067
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by Carlisle on our way home to Pittsburgh from Gettysburg and visited the Museum section of the History Center located on the second floor. We were thoughly impressed with the extensive displays featuring a local items ranging from the 1720's to the 1960's. The collection is fascinating and beautifully organized. I was particularly taken with the display of... More 

Thank Connie M
Dulles, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Beautiful collections, so well organized, outstanding volunteer staff. So very glad we stopped by....do hope to do so again before too long.

Thank deavers
Eastern PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Visit this place! It has great history of Jim Thorpe, the local area, the Carlisle Indian School and so much more. You will need 2 hours to see and hear most of it. The docents are EXCELLENT. They even give you directions to other places in the area.

Thank TheMoyers
The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Mrs. Fidler welcomed our party with great enthusiasm and proceeded to provide a narrated, guided tour of this wonderful spot. Later, Dr. Boardman, guided a look at the newly opened Greater Carlisle Heart & Soul exhibit.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We loved this museum. It was as good as any of the 100s we have visited across America. We are the members of the 60s generation so we loved, loved, loved their current main exhibit. The museum and library are free. The volunteers were very informative.

Thank Bob19512014
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Lovely displays and knowledgeable volunteers. Of course, the whole history of the Carlisle Indian School is a magnificent look at an important part of American History in the saga of Native Americans.

1 Thank ellen j
Baltimore, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Toured the building for about 30 minutes but I could have stayed longer if time permitted. I would encourage you to stay at least a hour. A current exhibit is the 1960's. Free admission. Provides lots of Cumberland Valley history.

1 Thank EDDIE A
South Park Township, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

As a history buff Carlisle was always on my must-see list of small historic Pennsylvania towns. It is time well-spent to first visit the CCHS's museum. Not only will it give you a good sense of what the last three centuries of life were like in Carlisle, it was very organized and full of outstanding artifacts from colonial times up... More 

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