Founded in 1751 as the county seat, Carlisle was the largest and wealthiest town in Cumberland County. There are numerous descriptions of 18th Carlisle because it was located on the Great Road to the west, and many of the travelers who passed through town wrote about it in their journals. Seventeen buildings are included in this tour. You may start your tour at any point. Please note that this tour includes sidewalk views only. Download 18th Century Architecture in Carlisle (.pdf).