Cumberland Valley Visitors Center
While here, make your first stop the Cumberland Valley Visitors Center. Located next to History on High-The Shop in historic downtown Carlisle, the Visitors Center offers brochures, maps, and guides to help you uncover the exciting, charming, and authentic experiences that Cumberland Valley has to offer.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to offer advice on what to see and do while you are here. Whether you want a restaurant recommendation, the location of the nearest craft brewery, a suggestion for family fun hot spots, or the best place to find a breathtaking view of the Valley, you'll find your answers at the Visitors Center.
Special Summer Hours for 2022. From June 20 through the end of July, the Visitors Center will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm. During this time, we have moved the Visitors Center to a more prominent location next to History on High-The Shop. The larger space is more welcoming and provides comfortable seating for you to review brochures or take a rest from your day of exploring. Souvenirs are also available for purchase.
While at the Visitors Center, get your first taste of why the Cumberland Valley has been consistently voted one of the Top 10 towns in America for craft lovers by American Craft Week. Use the inside hallway to walk over to History on High and shop from their selection of locally-made artwork and artisan crafts unique to the area, including paintings, fine jewelry, textiles, pottery, metalwork, wood carvings, clothing, and food items. The Shop also stocks a collection of published works (books, pamphlets, etc) about the county's 250+ year history as well as a number of reproduction photographs.
After your stop at the Visitors Center, you are in the heart of downtown Carlisle so head out the front door, where you'll find restaurants, shops, breweries, and activities all within walking distance. And, don't forget to walk across the parking lot and tour the museum located inside the Cumberland County Historical Society. Admission is free.