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Cumberland County Historical Society

21 N Pitt St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2945
+1 717-249-7610
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Morning Adventures

Nice way to spend a hour or so learning about the county and its history. Really enjoyed learning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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What a Pleasant Surprise

I was in the downtown area and stumbled across this little gem. First of all it is free! The... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Daddytravel786
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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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21 N Pitt St, Carlisle, PA 17013-2945
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"carlisle indian school"
in 9 reviews
"around the corner"
in 4 reviews
"high street"
in 4 reviews
"mile house"
in 2 reviews
"trading post"
in 2 reviews
"genealogy research"
in 2 reviews
"many aspects"
in 2 reviews
"research room"
in 2 reviews
"nice small museum"
in 2 reviews
"guided tour"
in 2 reviews
"free museum"
in 3 reviews
"museum store"
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"second floor"
in 2 reviews
"history buff"
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"hidden gem"
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"jim thorpe"
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"volunteers"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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

Thank Daddytravel786
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Reviewed 27 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.

Thank jkhorses
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Reviewed 10 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

Thank SEAN L
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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

Thank Nancy H
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Reviewed 3 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.

Thank Joebob2014
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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

Thank PSoTD
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Some friends and I visited the Cumberland County Historical Society because we had heard such good things about it. We really enjoyed seeing the beautiful library research room, and although we did not use it that day, we hope to return there soon and take...More

Thank Scion
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Small but impressive displays at this free museum. Even though we live in the county, there is a lot to learn here. Did you know that Nazi POWs were kept in the woods near Pine Grove Furnace?

Thank steverobinson67
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

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

Thank Hockey_FanPA
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