Visit/Contact

Visit/Contact

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To connect with staff directly, click here, for general inquiries email us at info@historicalsociety.com

 

Cumberland County Historical Society Public Hours

Museum, Archives & Library
21 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Monday 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

History on High – The Shop & Cumberland Valley Visitors Center
33 W. High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

G. B. Stuart History Workshop
29. W. High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Two Mile House
Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle PA, 17013
Open year round by appointment for tours and special events

Please mail all requests to CCHS, 21 N. Pitt Street Carlisle, PA 17013

Upcoming Closings:

The Historical Society and History on High – The Shop will be closing early or for the entire day on the following days:
November 24 and 25: Closed all Day
December 23: Closing at Noon
December 24: Closed all Day
December 26: Closed all Day
December 31: Open 10am – 12pm
January 2: Closed all Day

History on High – the Shop will also be closed from December 26 – December 31.

 

Cost

Our museum, history workshop and galleries are all free and open to the public. No membership is required to visit. Non-CCHS members will need to pay a $5.00 per person fee to use the Archives and Library, but patrons can also sign up for a membership here. We ask that all patrons pay our nominal photocopy fees regardless of membership status. Additional questions may be found in our FAQ.

 

How do I get to CCHS?

Directions to the Cumberland County Historical Society :

From I-76 (Turnpike):

  • Take Exit 226 South to Carlisle.
  • Make a right at bottom of exit ramp.
  • At 9th traffic light turn right on High Street.
  • Go one block and turn right on North Pitt Street – red brick building on right hand side.
  • To park, go beyond building to alley, make a right
  • and then a right into lot behind building.

From I-81 Northbound reflecting new Interstate exit numbers:

  • Take Exit 47 W (Hanover Street) north to Carlisle.
  • At 5th traffic light turn left on High Street.
  • Go one block and turn right on North Pitt Street – red brick building on right hand side.
  • To park, go beyond building to alley, make a right
  • and then a right into lot behind building.

From I-81 Southbound:

  • Take Exit 49 – High Street.
  • Stay to right at bottom of exit ramp.
  • At 7th traffic light turn right on North Pitt Street – red brick building on right hand side.
  • To park, go beyond building to alley, make a right
  • and then a right into lot behind building.

From Rt. 34 Southbound (from Perry County):

  • After passing Masland Carpets on the right and crossing the railroad tracks and staying towards the right onto North Hanover Street,
  • At third traffic light, turn right on West High Street,
  • Take next right on North Pitt Street – red brick building on right hand side.
  • To park, go beyond building to alley, make a right
  • and then a right into lot behind building.

From Rt. 34 Northbound (from Mt. Holly,
Gettysburg, York Springs):

  • After going under the I-81 overpass, at the 5th traffic light turn left on West High Street.
  • Take the next right to North Pitt Street – red brick building on right hand side.
  • To park, go beyond building to alley, make a right
  • and then a right into lot behind building.

From Rt. 641 (Newville Road):

  • Make a right under the railroad overpass.
  • Make a left at light to West High Street.
  • At 5th traffic light make a left on North Pitt Street – red brick building on right hand side.
  • To park, go beyond building to alley, make a right
  • and then a right into lot behind building.

From Rt. 11 Eastbound – Shippensburg, Chambersburg
(Carlisle or Ritner Pike or Molly Pitcher Highway):

  • After passing where Rt. 641 comes into Rt. 11,
  • Proceed on West High Street and at 5th traffic light.
  • Make a left on North Pitt Street – red brick building on right hand side.
  • To park, go beyond building to alley, make a right
  • and then a right into lot behind building.

From Rt. 641 Westbound (from Mechanicsburg):

  • After going under the I-81 overpass,
  • At 7th traffic light turn right on North Pitt Street – red brick building on right hand side.
  • To park, go beyond building to alley, make a right
  • and then a right into lot behind building.

From Rt. 74 (Boiling Springs and Allenberry):

  • Take Forge Road or Rt. 74 North towards Carlisle.
  • After going under the I-81 overpass you are on Old York Rd.
  • Continue to light at “T” and make a left to East High Street.
  • At 6th traffic light make a right on North Pitt Street – red brick building on right hand side.
  • To park, go beyond building to alley, make a right
  • and then a right into lot behind building.

From Rt. 74 Southbound (Waggoners’ Gap):

  • At “T” in road make a right.
  • Continue to West High Street, make a left.
  • At 2nd traffic light turn left on North Pitt Street – red brick building on right hand side.
  • To park, go beyond building to alley, make a right
  • and then a right into lot behind building.

To the Two Mile House :
Easy access from Route 81
If heading South on Route 81 take exit 45, turn left; if heading North take exit 45 and turn right.
Proceed on the Walnut Bottom Road

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