Welcome to Carlisle!

We’re excited to host the 2017 Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage in a place noted for its charm and many layers of fascinating history.

We encourage you to explore the town, support its locally-owned business, and enjoy all there is to see and experience!

Area Attractions

You’ll find lots of ideas at the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau website.

Visit in person at 33 West High Street in downtown Carlisle. Open Tuesday through Friday between 10am–5pm and Saturday from 10am– 2pm

You can also browse “History on High” – the shop at the Cumberland County Historical Society.


Click here for a pdf that includes the map, at-a-glance conference schedule and parking pass for use in Dickinson and First United Church of Christ parking lots.

Conference Parking Map

Red (P) Parking: Dickinson parking lots. (FREE) You must display a Dickinson parking pass on your dashboard. Click here to download or request one at the conference registration desk.
Blue (P) Parking: Carlisle town parking. Please observe local laws and regulations.
Purple (P) Parking: First United Church of Christ, 30 N. Pitt Street. (FREE) Please display the parking pass on your dashboard. Click here to download or request one at the conference registration desk.
Gold Star: Cumberland County Historical Society (CCHS),  21 North Pitt Street. Conference HQ. Location of conference registration desk and Todd Hall sessions.
1: Denny Hall, 199 W High Street, session location, 3rd floor, accessible entrance at the rear
2: Stern Great Hall at the Stern Center, 208 W Louther Street
3: Carlisle Theatre, 40 West High Street. Location for Plenary and Wednesday afternoon session.
4: History on High, the CCHS gift shop, and Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau (CVVB) for information on local attractions, restaurants and more.
4: Odd Fellows Open House, 31 West High Street, entrance next door to the CCHS History on High gift shop. Wednesday, June 14 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
5: Dickinson Archives and Special Collections Open House, Lower Level of the Waidner-Spahr Library (330 W. High Street), featuring special information stations related to the session “Documenting the Recent Past with Community Based Public History Projects” and Carlisle Indian School artifacts on Wednesday, June 14 from 9:00am to 1:30pm.

Area Accommodations

Carlisle's charming environs offer a range of overnight accommodations, from welcoming bed & breakfasts to national chain hotels a short driving distance away. Note: There is no reserved hotel block. You're encouraged to book your room as soon as possible. 

Downtown Accommodations within walking distance.

Limited space available; book early!

*Comfort Suites Downtown Carlisle  
10 S Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 960-1000

Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast  
Address: 148 S Hanover St, Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: (717) 249-0350

Hotels (listed in order of distance from downtown)

Thornwald Mansion (1.2 miles) 
850 Bicentennial Dr, Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 701-0300

Days Inn Carlisle South (2 miles)
101 Alexander Spring Rd, Carlisle, PA 17015
(717) 258-4147

Comfort Inn PA Turnpike - I-81 (3 miles)
77 Shady Ln, Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 706-3400

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Carlisle (3 miles) 
1528 Commerce Ave, Carlisle, PA 17015
(717) 243-2080

*Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Carlisle, PA (3 miles) 
1529 Commerce Ave, Carlisle, PA 17015
(717) 241-4900

Hampton Inn Carlisle (4 miles) 
1164 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 240-0200

Holiday Inn Express Carlisle - Harrisburg Area (5 miles)
1152 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 240-0080

*Park Inn by Radisson Harrisburg West PA (15 miles) 
5401 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
(717) 697-0321

*AdTrav listed as of 3/28/2017

Hosted by: 

A. Roy Smith
Thank you, Janet Klein
AD Marble

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