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Cumberland County Historical Society

21 N Pitt St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2945
+1 717-249-7610
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Information and locally made gift items

We happened into the Cumberland County Historical Society on a sunny fall day while attending the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Nice free museum and great genealogy info

Local Cumberland County items and info including the Carlisle Indian School and Schimmel wood... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Nancy H
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21 N Pitt St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2945
+1 717-249-7610
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened into the Cumberland County Historical Society on a sunny fall day while attending the Carlisle Harvest of the Arts. The shop was bustling with activity. The shop contains lots of books on local historical subjects and lots of locally made gift items. It's...More

Thank SEAN L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Local Cumberland County items and info including the Carlisle Indian School and Schimmel wood carving. Friendly staff and great research library. Free. Gift shop is around the corner on High Street, called History on High. Take a walking tour of the 1700's frontier town. See...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Full of local furniture, clocks, stoneware, quilts and local lore. But not to be missed is the lager photo of all the students at he Carlisle Indian School where there is not a single smiling face. Sad.

Thank Joebob2014
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We recently had a surprise party at the 2 Mile House and had a great time. The Society was great to work with (thanks Kurt!), the grounds are beautiful, and they were very flexible in working with us. I heartily recommend it as a place...More

Thank PSoTD
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Some friends and I visited the Cumberland County Historical Society because we had heard such good things about it. We really enjoyed seeing the beautiful library research room, and although we did not use it that day, we hope to return there soon and take...More

Thank Scion
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Small but impressive displays at this free museum. Even though we live in the county, there is a lot to learn here. Did you know that Nazi POWs were kept in the woods near Pine Grove Furnace?

Thank steverobinson67
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you want to learn about the history of Carlisle and the surrounding area of Cumberland County this is the place to go. If you are a history buff you can easily spend a few hours learning about local history. The staff which I believe...More

Thank Hockey_FanPA
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We were uptown for Carlisle's First Friday and the museum was open this evening. We have been in the museum in the past but they have been working on renovations for some time. They did a great job of organizing the exhibits to show the...More

Thank SAinPA
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I'm very interested in learning about the Indian School, and when I called the museum I was told they have the most info. about it. They indeed have an exhibit, but I was disappointed, because it's not very expansive. There are photographs and some artifacts,...More

1  Thank 76desert
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have visited the Historical Society on several occasions, through the Carlisle Chamber Mixers. They have fantastic displays and events. The staff is always helpful and passionate. I am not a big history person but I enjoyed the displays and information on my new town.

Thank Kristin E
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No, there is no charge to visit. Enjoy your visit!!