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Cumberland County Historical Society

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Great museum

Staff available to help direct research. Many locally authored books available. Offers special... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael F
well done museum

We found this museum to be very well done. It was easy to move from one exhibit to another without... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2018
cheryl h
Durham, North Carolina
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21 N Pitt St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2945
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff available to help direct research. Many locally authored books available. Offers special events of historical presentations throughout the county.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michael F
Reviewed 22 November 2018

We found this museum to be very well done. It was easy to move from one exhibit to another without getting lost or turned around. The people working there were friendly and very willing to answer any questions you might have. The museum covers over...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

This is only open 4 hours on Saturday and not open on Sunday. Nice large genealogical library. To use the library it costs $5. Nice museum. Wonderful old building. I wish it was open longer on weekends so I could really enjoy it ! Easy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Nice way to spend a hour or so learning about the county and its history. Really enjoyed learning about the Indian School that was here. Self guided but the lady upstairs wanted to share so we let her walk us around and tell stories. We...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I was in the downtown area and stumbled across this little gem. First of all it is free! The outward appearance makes it look very small when in fact you can spend quite a bit of time looking over all the displays they have. Great...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

We were looking for our PA relatives and the volunteers at the Historical Center were most helpful. From the front desk to the research librarian we found them willing to share their resources.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We happened into the Cumberland County Historical Society on a sunny fall day while attending the Carlisle Harvest of the Arts. The shop was bustling with activity. The shop contains lots of books on local historical subjects and lots of locally made gift items. It's...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank SEAN L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Local Cumberland County items and info including the Carlisle Indian School and Schimmel wood carving. Friendly staff and great research library. Free. Gift shop is around the corner on High Street, called History on High. Take a walking tour of the 1700's frontier town. See...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Full of local furniture, clocks, stoneware, quilts and local lore. But not to be missed is the lager photo of all the students at he Carlisle Indian School where there is not a single smiling face. Sad.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Joebob2014
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We recently had a surprise party at the 2 Mile House and had a great time. The Society was great to work with (thanks Kurt!), the grounds are beautiful, and they were very flexible in working with us. I heartily recommend it as a place...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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No, there is no charge to visit. Enjoy your visit!!