Curator’s Viewpoint

Cumberland County Historical Society 21 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA

Gain a new perspective on the museum’s exhibits with a special walk through with the Museum Curator, Rachel Knapp. Hear about the tricks, troubles, and the thought process museum staff utilizes to help make an exhibit come to life. Cost: Free to members; $5 nonmembers

Tour of Two Mile House

Two Mile House 1189 Walnut Bottom Rd, Carlisle, PA

Join Sharon Filipovich for a tour of the historic Two Mile House. Visitors will hear the history of the house and learn about current uses of the property by CCHS. Members free; $5 for nonmembers

Camp Michaux Walking Tour

SOLD OUT Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021 1 PM David Smith, volunteer & Board President, will lead the popular Camp Michaux walking tour of the old Bunker Hill Farm; Pine Grove Furnace CCC Camp; Pine Grove Furnace POW Interrogation Camp; and the United Church of Christ & United Presbyterian Church Camp.  Meet at the furnace […]

Underground Railroad Walking Tour – Full

TOUR FULL Matthew March, Education Curator, will lead this walking tour that will focus on the role of abolitionists and freedom seekers in Boiling Springs.   The historic village was the site of an Underground Railroad “station” operated by area resident, Daniel Kaufman. Meet in Boiling Springs at the parking lot by the Mill apartments off […]

Ashland Cemetery Walking Tour

Join Lisa Brousse for a walking tour of Ashland Cemetery. Ashland was one of the first "garden cemeteries" in the United States and those buried within provide a fascinating history of Carlisle. We’ll discuss the history of the cemetery and visit the graves of military veterans from various wars who are buried within Ashland.  Please […]

Two Mile House Art Tour

Cumberland County Historical Society 21 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA

Tour Full Enjoy an afternoon on the Terrace of Two Mile House with lemonade and cookies as Mary Caverly leads tours through the house detailing the artwork on the walls. Cost: Members Free; Non-members $5  

FULL – 300 Years of Stories Walking Tour

Cumberland County Historical Society 21 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA

FULL Led by Randy Watts. This short two-block walk examines the history of Carlisle from 1722 to 2022, progressing from a discussion starting with the early visits of traders, to the French and Indian War and the start of the American Revolution and the US Army. We’ll then discuss events in Carlisle’s town square, including […]

FULL – Oddfellows Building Tour

History on High - The Shop 33 W High St, Carlisle, PA

September 3, 10 a.m. AND 1 p.m., meet at History on High – The Shop Led by David Smith. Please R.S.V.P. in advance as there is a 25 person maximum. Cost: Members Free; Non-members $5

French and Indian War Walking Tour

G.B. Stuart History Workshop 29 W. High St., Carlisle

Join the Cumberland County Historical Society and the War Peace and Justice Symposium for a French and Indian War walking tour of Carlisle that will highlight locations that played a role in the French and Indian War or were significant to French and Indian War participants such as homes or final resting places in the […]

Carlisle’s Industrial End Walking Tour

Cumberland County Historical Society 21 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA

Led by Randy Watts. The East End of Carlisle was home to Carlisle’s first large industrial enterprises, the sole survivor of which is the Frog Switch Manufacturing Company. This walk, of about six blocks, will discuss the development of industries here from the 1860s to the present. We’ll visit the site of the Chain Works, […]