Effective 5/31/21, all COVID-19 restrictions related to gatherings, restaurants, and other businesses were lifted. The masking order was lifted on 6/28/21. However, businesses and organizations may continue to implement mask policies and individuals may continue to mask if they choose to do so. Our restaurants, shops, attractions, and hotels are ready to welcome you. We encourage visitors to seek and heed the latest expert guidance and take any necessary precautions.

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Tavern Tour West

Cumberland Valley has long been known as a transportation hub. Intersected by the Great Road, the county has a long heritage of hospitality as taverns dotted the rolling farmland to accommodate early travelers. In 1798 Carlisle, the county seat, had 24 taverns and a population of less…

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Tavern Tour East

Cumberland Valley has long been known as a transportation hub. Intersected by the Great Road, the county has a long heritage of hospitality as taverns dotted the rolling farmland to accommodate early travelers. In 1798 Carlisle, the county seat, had 24 taverns and a population of less…

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Civil War Collection

Half Day Begin your Civil War discovery in the historic town of Carlisle. Learn about the Confederate invasion and how the Confederate Army raided the towns of the Valley before heading to Gettysburg at the Cumberland County Historical Society. Only a few minutes away you can experience…

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All Things With Wheels

Half Day Get your journey spinning at the Mechanicsburg Museum. The museum is a collection of historic buildings throughout the town (that was named after the mechanics that first settled there) that preserve the unique stories of Mechanicsburg and the surrounding area. Spend an…

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History Stops in Cumberland Valley

If you are a resident of Carlisle like I am, you probably walked by any number of historical markers in downtown Carlisle without actually paying attention to them. Next time you are out and about, either as a resident or a visitor, be sure to take time to read some of the markers and learn a little bit more about Carlisle’s rich and varied history. A brochure about the wayside markers, produced by the Historic Carlisle Association, can be picked up at the Cumberland Valley Visitors Center or downloaded from VisitCumberlandValley.com.The brochure provides excellent background information and offers walking directions to each of 27 different locations…

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Found It Top 10: February 2016

Find February fun in the Cumberland Valley for the your significant other or the entire family. This month's Top 10 includes family events, cooking classes, concerts, an outdoor show, and so much more! See the full Top 10 here... 1. Jack Hanna's Into The Wild Live Jungle Jack…

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RECONNECT - History

Could your family use a weekend away? Pack up the kids and leave behind the stress to reconnect with a historical adventure in Cumberland Valley Pennsylvania, just two hours west of Philadelphia. Step back in time all while learning and relaxing at unique attractions and historical…

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