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Cumberland County Historical Society

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Address: 21 North Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: (717) 249-7610
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Visit the Cumberland County Historical Society (CCHS), a premier history and education center, dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the county’s history. The Society maintains a library, museum, photo archives, education center, museum shop and the Two Mile House on Walnut Bottom Road. CCHS offers educational programs to schools, walking tours,family oriented programs, workshops, book signings, out- reach lectures,  bus trips, and an annual Celtic festival on Saturday of the Labor Day weekend. The award-winning museum features 16 galleries with stories of local history spanning  250 years. Noteworthy are the Indian School , folk art, and decorative arts galleries.

The library contains historic county records, books, tax lists, genealogy materials, census records and manuscripts. Over 500,000 photos add an important visual element to the collections.

The History on High Shop, 33 West High Street is owned and operated by the Cumberland County Historical Society offers books on local history, unique gifts, art and crafts made by local artists and crafts people, postcards and souvenirs. The Cumberland Valley Visitors Center is located in the rear of the shop

Groups:  Enjoy a guided tour through the history of Cumberland Valley, once the edge of the Western Frontier and a resting point for George Washington.  A 1 to 2 hour tour experience. Maximum of 60 persons per group. Tour rates vary. Motorcoach parking.

  • Downtown
  • Gift Shop
  • Hours: Mon 4-8pm, Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm
  • Motorcoach Parking
  • Parking: Free limited parking behind facility
  • Payment Accepted: Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Handicapped Accessible
Family Fun
  • All Ages
Amenities
  • Restrooms
  • Tours Available
General
  • Group Reservations Required
  • Maximum # of People for Tour: 50
  • Motorcoach Parking
  • Price Range: varies
Type of Experience
  • Educational
  • Historical
  • Shopping
  • Tours Available
07-28-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
07-29-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
07-30-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
07-31-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-04-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-05-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-06-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-07-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-11-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-12-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-13-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-14-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-18-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-19-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-20-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-21-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-25-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-26-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-27-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-28-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-01-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-02-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-03-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-04-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-08-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-09-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-10-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-11-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-15-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-16-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-17-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-18-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-22-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-23-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-24-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-25-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-29-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-30-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-01-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-02-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-06-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-07-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-08-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-09-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-13-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-14-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-15-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-16-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-20-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-21-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-22-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-23-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 27, 2015 to October 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-01-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 28, 2015 to October 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-08-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 28, 2015 to October 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-15-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 28, 2015 to October 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-22-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 28, 2015 to October 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-29-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 28, 2015 to October 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-05-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 28, 2015 to October 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-12-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 28, 2015 to October 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-19-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 28, 2015 to October 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-26-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 28, 2015 to October 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-03-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 28, 2015 to October 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-10-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 28, 2015 to October 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-17-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 28, 2015 to October 17, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-03-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 30, 2015 to October 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-10-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 30, 2015 to October 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-17-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 30, 2015 to October 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-24-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 30, 2015 to October 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-31-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 30, 2015 to October 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-07-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 30, 2015 to October 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-14-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 30, 2015 to October 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-21-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 30, 2015 to October 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-28-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 30, 2015 to October 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-05-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 30, 2015 to October 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-12-2015

Mills of Cumberland County

Dates: March 30, 2015 to October 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-17-2015

Carlisle's 19th Century Firehouses Walking Tour

Dates: August 17, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-05-2015

McLain Celtic Festival

Dates: September 05, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
09-09-2015

In His own Words: The Diary of James McCullough

Dates: September 09, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-10-2015

Civil War Walking Tour

Dates: September 10, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
09-14-2015

Fall History Series

Dates: September 14, 2015 to October 26, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-21-2015

Fall History Series

Dates: September 14, 2015 to October 26, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-28-2015

Fall History Series

Dates: September 14, 2015 to October 26, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-05-2015

Fall History Series

Dates: September 14, 2015 to October 26, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-12-2015

Fall History Series

Dates: September 14, 2015 to October 26, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-19-2015

Fall History Series

Dates: September 14, 2015 to October 26, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-26-2015

Fall History Series

Dates: September 14, 2015 to October 26, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-19-2015

Underground Railroad Walking Tour

Dates: September 19, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Boiling Springs, parking lot at the Iron Furnace
09-25-2015

Carlisle's 19th Century Firehouses Walking Tour

Dates: September 25, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-26-2015

Two Mile House Overnight Adventure

Dates: September 26, 2015 to September 27, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 AM
Location: Two Mile House
09-27-2015

Two Mile House Overnight Adventure

Dates: September 26, 2015 to September 27, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM to 10:00 AM
Location: Two Mile House
09-26-2015

Civil War Walking Tour of Carlisle

Dates: September 26, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-27-2015

Ashland Cemetery Walking Tour

Dates: September 27, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Ashland Cemetery
10-05-2015

Guided Tavern Tour East of Carlisle

Dates: October 05, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
10-06-2015

Tavern Tour West of Carlisle

Dates: October 06, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House

Shared Histories of African Americans and Native Americans

Dates: October 06, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-09-2015

Molly Pitcher

Dates: October 09, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Civil War Walking Tour of Carlisle

Dates: October 09, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-10-2015

Carlisle's 19th Century Firehouses Walking Tour

Dates: October 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

The 60s are Coming! The 60s are Coming!

Dates: October 10, 2015
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
10-16-2015

Perry County Mill Bus Tour

Dates: October 16, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Two Mile House