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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 G.B. Stuart History Workshop is an interactive learning experience for children ages 3-13 and includes free workstation crafts, a storytelling nook, the G.B. Stuart History Lab, and our live fish exhibit featuring real critters from the Conodoguinet and Yellow Breeches creeks

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.

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  • Hours: Mon 4-8pm, Tues-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm
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  • Parking: Free limited parking behind facility
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  • Maximum # of People for Tour: 50
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Fall History Series

  • Dates: September 11, 2017 - October 2, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: From: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Carlisle and Mount Holly Trolley

  • Date: October 4, 2017
  • Times: From: 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Charles Salyards and the Murder of Officer George Martin Walking Tour

  • Date: October 7, 2017
  • Times: From: 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Carlisle and Mount Holly Trolley

  • Date: October 9, 2017
  • Times: From: 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Cumberland Railway Company Bus Trip

  • Date: October 12, 2017
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: Two Mile House

Cumberland Railway-Newville Trolley

  • Date: October 16, 2017
  • Times: From: 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Cumberland Railway-Newville Trolley

  • Date: October 18, 2017
  • Times: From: 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Mother Cumberland Bus Trip

  • Date: October 19, 2017
  • Times: From: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Two Mile House

Charcoal Hearths, Collier Huts, and Haul Roads: Traces of the Iron Industry across South Mountain

  • Date: October 30, 2017
  • Times: From: 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Alexander Logan, Early Settler

  • Date: November 8, 2017
  • Times: From: 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Camp Michaux Walking Tour

  • Date: November 11, 2017
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Historic Properties and Preservation Tour

  • Date: November 26, 2017
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Holiday Exhibit: "Holly Jolly Christmas!"

  • Dates: November 30, 2017 - January 5, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Monday 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Tuesday-Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Holiday Family Program

  • Date: December 2, 2017
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

2018 Wednesdays In Winter: Clark's Tavern & Ferries

  • Date: February 7, 2018
  • Times: From: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Wednesdays In Winter: The Captivity Narrative: The Stories of the McCullough & Lowry Families

  • Date: February 14, 2018
  • Times: From: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Wednesdays In Winter: Carlisle Indian School Outings in Wellsville, PA

  • Date: February 21, 2018
  • Times: From: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Wednesdays In Winter: Philadelphia's Newest Gem: The Museum of the American Revolution

  • Date: February 28, 2018
  • Times: From: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Wednesdays In Winter: Jim Bradley Photograph Collection

  • Date: March 7, 2018
  • Times: From: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Wednesdays In Winter: Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania

  • Date: March 14, 2018
  • Times: From: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society