CARLISLE, PA (March 29, 2011) - In celebration of the 150th Civil War Commemoration, the Cumberland County Historical Society is offering walking tours about the shelling of Carlisle and the Confederate invasion.

A new team of trained volunteers will lead the tours.  A tour is offered on Friday, April 8 at 10:00 A.M. starting at the Cumberland County Historical Society, 21 N. Pitt Street in Carlisle.  The tours are one hour in length and the cost is $8.00 per person for members and $12.00 per person for non-members.  Call 249-7610 to register.  A tour will also be offered on Saturday, May 14th at 1:00 P.M.  Additional tours can be arranged for groups with a minimum of five people by calling 249-7610.

David Smith will again lead the popular Camp Michaux Walking Tour on two different dates.  The walks will be held at 10 AM and 1 PM on April 9 and again at 10 AM and 1 PM on April 16.  Cost is $8 for members and $12 for non-members. Please call 249-7610 for reservations. 

Another new walking tour being offered will be held at Ashland Cemetery.  During the 45-minute walk through the cemetery, volunteer Lisa Brousse will describe the monuments, provide the history of Carlisle's most prominent families and pay special tribute to the Soldier's Lots.  Park and meet inside the York Road entrance.  Cost is $8 for members and $12 for non-members.  Please call 249-7610 for reservations. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society is an active history center with an award winning museum, library, photo archives, educational center, museum shop and historic Two Mile House. The Historical Society's mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and promote research of Cumberland County history. Anyone interested in local history is invited to become a member. Call 249-7610 or visit our web site for more information and to see the museum virtual tour. Cumberland County Historical Society is located at 21 North Pitt Street, in Carlisle Pennsylvania. Hours are Monday 4 to 8 pm, Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm. Admission to the museum is free. History on High - The Shop's hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday 10 to 6, Saturday 10 to 5