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Things to Do/History

Step Back in Time

Founded in 1750, Cumberland Valley is steeped in history. As you explore, you'll find museums and historical sites that offer an insightful glimpse into the past. 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Learn more about the rich history of the area during a visit to this award-winning museum. Docents provide guided tours showcasing 250 years of Cumberland Valley history.

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U.S. ARMY HERITAGE AND EDUCATION CENTER

Key features of the expansive campus include the interactive and interpretive exhibits and the mile-long Army Heritage Trail. Admission is free.

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DILL'S TAVERN

A 12-room stone structure erected from 1794 to 1819. It currently hosts numerous special events and is open for guided tours on Sunday afternoons.

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CUMBERLAND VALLEY FLY FISHING MUSEUM

This one-of-a-kind museum reflects Cumberland Valley's reputation as a premier fly-fishing destination and is packed with fly-fishing memorabilia, photos and history.

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CARLISLE'S HISTORIC WAYSIDE MARKERS

28 markers in Downtown Carlisle highlight the town's rich history. Download the walking tour and learn more about locations such as the Old County Prison, Carlisle Theatre and the Old Public Graveyard.

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CUMBERLAND VALLEY RAILROAD MUSEUM

Located inside a renovated 50-foot long 1956 Penn Central boxcar, the museum features artifacts and exhibits that depict the way the local railroads affected the region. It is the focal point at the Shippensburg Station trailhead of the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail.

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