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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
05-25-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
05-26-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
05-27-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
05-28-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
05-29-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
05-30-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
05-31-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-01-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-02-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-03-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-04-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-05-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-06-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-07-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-08-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-09-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-10-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-11-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-12-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-13-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-14-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-15-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-16-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-17-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-18-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-19-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-20-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-21-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-22-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-23-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-24-2016

Seven Lively Artists Exhibit

Dates: May 06, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: During hours of operation
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
05-26-2016
06-03-2016

CCHS Block Party

Dates: June 03, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-11-2016

Carlisle's 19th Century Firehouses Walking Tour

Dates: June 11, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Civil War Walking Tour of Carlisle

Dates: June 11, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
06-13-2016

Adventures in History Summer Camp

Dates: June 13, 2016 to June 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
06-14-2016

Adventures in History Summer Camp

Dates: June 13, 2016 to June 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
06-15-2016

Adventures in History Summer Camp

Dates: June 13, 2016 to June 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
06-16-2016

Adventures in History Summer Camp

Dates: June 13, 2016 to June 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
06-17-2016

Adventures in History Summer Camp

Dates: June 13, 2016 to June 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
06-20-2016

Adventures in History Summer Camp

Dates: June 20, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
06-21-2016

Adventures in History Summer Camp

Dates: June 20, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
06-22-2016

Adventures in History Summer Camp

Dates: June 20, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
06-23-2016

Adventures in History Summer Camp

Dates: June 20, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
06-24-2016

Adventures in History Summer Camp

Dates: June 20, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
06-27-2016

One Block, 300 Years of Cumberland County History

Dates: June 27, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
07-05-2016

Civil War Walking Tour of Carlisle

Dates: July 05, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
07-11-2016

Advanced Adventures in History Camp

Dates: July 11, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
07-12-2016

Advanced Adventures in History Camp

Dates: July 11, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
07-13-2016

Advanced Adventures in History Camp

Dates: July 11, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
07-14-2016

Advanced Adventures in History Camp

Dates: July 11, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
07-15-2016

Advanced Adventures in History Camp

Dates: July 11, 2016 to July 15, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Two Mile House
07-16-2016

Tie Dye Mania

Dates: July 16, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 Pm
Location: History Workshop
07-23-2016

One Block, 300 Years of Cumberland County History

Dates: July 23, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
08-12-2016

Overnight at the Museum

Dates: August 12, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: History Workshop
08-13-2016

Carlisle's 19th Century Firehouses Walking Tour

Dates: August 13, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Cumberland County Historical Society
09-03-2016