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Cumberland County Historical Society

  • Address: 21 North Pitt Street Carlisle, PA 17013
  • Phone: (717) 249-7610
  • 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 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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  • Price Range: varies
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Exhibit Opening -- Trends and Thread: Women, Family & Society in 19th Century Samples

  • Date: March 30, 2017
  • Times: From: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Charles Salyards and the Murder of Officer George Martin Walking Tour

  • Date: April 8, 2017
  • Times: Starting: 10:15 AM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Camp Michaux Walking Tour

  • Date: April 15, 2017
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 2:45 PM
  • Location: Pine Grove Iron Furnace

Civil War Walking Tour of Carlise

  • Date: April 22, 2017
  • Times: Starting: 10:15 AM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Costumes, Carriages and Everything in Between

  • Date: April 24, 2017
  • Times: From: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

One Block: 300 Years of Cumberland County History Walking Tour

  • Date: Dates vary between May 15, 2017 - August 14, 2017
  • Times: May 15 and August 14 @ 6:00 PM; July 15 @ 10:15 AM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

AME Zion Church in Mount Holly Springs

  • Date: May 18, 2017
  • Location: Two Mile House

CCHS Block Party

  • Date: June 2, 2017
  • Times: From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Carlisle's 19th Century Firehouses Walking Tour

  • Date: Dates vary between June 12, 2017 - August 5, 2017
  • Times: June 12 @ 6:00 PM; August 5 @ 10:15 AM
  • Location: Cumberland County Historical Society

Adventures in History Summer Camp

  • Date: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until June 30, 2017
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: Two Mile House

Advanced Adventures in History Camp

  • Date: Recurring every week day until July 21, 2017
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: Two Mile House

Dancing Under the Stars

  • Date: Dates vary between July 21, 2017 - September 15, 2017
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Two Mile House