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Cumberland County Historical Society

21 N Pitt St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2945
+1 717-249-7610
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Wonderful place to go to learn about local history

If you want to learn about the history of Carlisle and the surrounding area of Cumberland County... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazingly nice small museum

We were uptown for Carlisle's First Friday and the museum was open this evening. We have been in... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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21 N Pitt St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2945
+1 717-249-7610
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to learn about the history of Carlisle and the surrounding area of Cumberland County this is the place to go. If you are a history buff you can easily spend a few hours learning about local history. The staff which I believe...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We were uptown for Carlisle's First Friday and the museum was open this evening. We have been in the museum in the past but they have been working on renovations for some time. They did a great job of organizing the exhibits to show the...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

I'm very interested in learning about the Indian School, and when I called the museum I was told they have the most info. about it. They indeed have an exhibit, but I was disappointed, because it's not very expansive. There are photographs and some artifacts,...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have visited the Historical Society on several occasions, through the Carlisle Chamber Mixers. They have fantastic displays and events. The staff is always helpful and passionate. I am not a big history person but I enjoyed the displays and information on my new town.

Reviewed 27 March 2017

I stopped to check family records. The librarian was more than helpful showing me how to use the in-house search computer and volunteering several helpful resources.

Reviewed 11 January 2017

The term "county history" evokes for some a museum-full of dusty mannequins and farmers' barbed wire collections. That's not always - or even often - true, and Cumberland County Historical Society is an example of how good these facilities can be. We came particularly to...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is an odd place - a combination gift shop, mini-museum and tourist info hub. The gift shop portion is over-priced, but not too tacky, and the museum has a few interesting items, but where this place really excels is in the back where you...More

Reviewed 4 December 2016

Nice place today know American History especially in relation to Pennsylvania. Good place to know what happened here in American War for Independence.

Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Nice space to view and study local history. I especially like their gift shop on High Street. It carries books, art, gifts, etc.

Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped by Carlisle on our way home to Pittsburgh from Gettysburg and visited the Museum section of the History Center located on the second floor. We were thoughly impressed with the extensive displays featuring a local items ranging from the 1720's to the 1960's....More

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Edward N
16 November 2015
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No, there is no charge to visit. Enjoy your visit!!