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“Good overall view of history of Carlisle.”

Cumberland County Historical Society
Ranked #3 of 29 things to do in Carlisle
Certificate of Excellence
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good overall view of history of Carlisle.”
Reviewed 27 October 2012

I have visited here several times since we moved into the area. I keep returning to learn more. I also appreciate the guided tours that they offer. The research assistants are very helpful.

Visited April 2012
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English first
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Cumberland County History - Find it Here.”
Reviewed 23 August 2012

This is an outstanding research facility and museum devoted to the history of Cumberland County. There are lectures on the Revolution, the Civil War, and much more. If you are seeking genealogy data on ancestors with a Cumberland County connection you will likely find more information than you could imagine. There is a knowledgeable, professional, and friendly staff to assist you. Be sure to check out "History on High," the Society's gift shop. You'll find it just around the corner.

Visited August 2012
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Cumberland County Treasure”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

This little museum has wonderful historic displays along with a research library. Great for geneology research. Definitely worth a visit.

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Louisville, Kentucky
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Geneology quest”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

We found that the information at the Historic Society's Library was extensive and that the individuals who work at the Library were not only helpful but could find what we were looking for easily. They were very knowledgeable in how they went about their search

Visited August 2011
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Atlanta
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rich History”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Carlisle and the surrounding area has an interesting history. The Historical Society has done a good job of communicating the evolution of the people from frontier days through brief Civil War experience and industrial development up to today.

Visited January 2012
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