Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Cumberland County Historical Society is composed of the main CCHS building on 21 N. Pitt street. This building has our research library and museum.

We also have a gift shop, History On High, located at 33 W. High Street. The store highlights arts and crafts from Cumberland County artisans. The shop is also home to the Cumberland Valley Visitors Center.

The Two Mile House was built in 1820 and served as a tavern. This wonderful limestone house hosts various events like the annual McLain Festival. This property is also available to rent for parties and weddings. The property is located at 1189 Walnut Bottom Road Carlisle.
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  • This is a great place to spend an hour or more in a museum of local history that you would expect to find in a much larger city.The displays include categories from transportation to furniture to...  more »
  • I went to the Cumberland County Historical Society to research the history of two properties I own in Carlisle. I found the staff extremely helpful and knowledgeable about where to find the...  more »
  • Great little museum ,detailing the history of Cumberland county a must for any history enthusiast. And it's free.
  • Wonderful museum, staff, place to do genealogy research. Found actual, original record of Great-grandparents marriage in Carlisle First Presbyterian on 3 June 1794. Wow.

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