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Carlisle (Pennsylvania)

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Carlisle (Pennsylvania)

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Carlisle is a city in Pennsylvania. It is the seat of Cumberland County, and is home of Dickinson College. It is located in the Harrisburg area.

Get in

There are no major public transportation links to Carlisle. The Greyhound bus stop closed sometime after 2000, and there has not been a train station in the city for many years. The closest public transportation is in Harrisburg. The Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) and I-81 pass through Carlisle.

Get around

There is essentially NO public transportation within Carlisle. Some sections of the downtown are walkable, notably Hanover and High Streets.


The two main streets in Carlisle are Hanover and High Streets. These streets intersect in the middle of town, creating a nice square by the courthouse. Most of the buildings of interest in Carlisle are located along one of these two streets.


The Carlisle Theatre on High Street has regular movies and performances, just like every other small town and city alike in the USA.

But honestly, this place is a real bore. There is hardly anything to do and no reason to visit this place unless you have family and friends there. Avoid it. Either keep driving west to Pittsburg, or keep driving east to Harrisburg.


There is only one first-run bookstore in the entire city, the Whistlestop Bookshop on High Street.


Amy's Thai Cuisine - on High Street

Miseno's Ristorante and Pizzeria - on W High Street

California Café - on W Pomfret Street

Mt. Fuji - really good sushi and for reasonable prices. Ask for the Mt. Fuji (Not on the menu). Located on N Hanover Street.



  • Hotel Carlisle and Embers Convention Center, 1700 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17013, 1-(800) 692-7315, [4]. Has 267 guest rooms and suites with special business class rooms. Accommodations include heated indoor pool, saunas, hot tub, fitness center, game room, 24-hour business center, and high-speed internet access. Special onsite features of Embers restaurant and "Shooters" billiards room.
  • Ramada Limited Carlisle, 1252 Harrisburg Pike, I-81 Exit 52, Carlisle, Pa - 17013, 717-243-8585, [1].
  • Residence Inn by Marriott – Carlisle (Carlisle, PA Hotel), 1 Hampton Court Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013 (Exit 226 off Turnpike and Exit 52 off I 81.), 717-610-9050, [2]. checkin: 3pm; checkout: 11am. Award Winning Hotel 2 years running
  • Hampton Inn – Carlisle (Carlisle, PA Hotel), 1164 Harrisburg Pike Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013, 717-240-0200, [3].

Get out

Routes through Carlisle
PittsburghBreezewood  W noframe E  MechanicsburgHarrisburg
Wilkes-BarreHarrisburg  N noframe S  ChambersburgHagerstown

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