Cumberland Valley History & Historical Attractions
Do you brake for historical markers? If so, discover the hidden gems and unique places that compose Cumberland Valley PA's long history. Travel our trails to Iron Works Furnaces, 17th-century architecture, and sites that helped shape the country in the Revolutionary War and Civil War.
Discover the historic buildings of the second-oldest Army post in the United States. The long history of the Carlisle Barracks includes a powder magazine built by Hessian prisoners during the Revolutionary War in 1777; being set on fire by Confederates during the Civil War on July 1, 1863; serving as the location of the Carlisle Indian School from 1879-1918; serving as an Army Medical Field Service School from 1920-1946; and since 1951, serving as the home of the Army War College.