Please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Shippensburg Historical Society
P.O. Box 539
Shippensburg, PA 17257 USA
You may also visit us at the Shippensburg History Center
Shippensburg History Center
52 West King Street,
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257
Research in the Shippensburg Historical Society’s collections and docent-led tours of the Stewart House are available at the following times:
Wednesday 1:00-4:00 pm
Friday 1:00-4:00 pm
Saturday 1:00-400 pm
Researchers are encouraged to contact the Society ahead of time to discuss their specific needs and research interests. Groups wishing to visit the Historical Society should contact us before their visit in order to make arrangements.
The Shippensburg Historical Society will be closed for federal holidays.
December 25th and 26th (Happy Holidays!)
January 1st (and a Happy New Year!)
In the even of inclement weather, the Shippensburg Historical Society will follow the Shippensburg Area School District closing policy throughout the work week. The weekend policy will be at the discretion of the Docent Coordinator and President.
How to Get to the Shippensburg Historical Society
The Shippensburg Historical Society is located at 52 West King Street (U.S. Route 11) in the heart of Shippensburg’s Historic District and next to the Shippensburg Post Office. Metered parking is available along both sides of King Street and free public parking can be accessed across the street from the Historical Society down McCreary Avenue or North Seneca Street.
Directions to the Shippensburg Historical Society
From Points North or North East of Shippensburg: Take I-81 south to exit 29 (King Street). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto PA 174. Travel 2 miles to a “T” intersection. Turn left onto King Street (U.S. Route 11). At the 5th traffic light, you will be at the intersection of the Earl Street and King Street. The Historical Society is about 500 feet ahead of you on the left hand side – a gray limestone building next to the red brick Post Office Building. You may park along King Street or turn right down the alleys–Seneca Street or McCreary Avenue–to reach the public parking lot.
From Points West of Shippensburg: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 15/201 (Blue Mountain). Turn left onto PA Route 997. At the “Y” intersection bear right onto route 696. At the town of Newburg, watch the signs carefully and stay on Route 696 (requires a left turn followed by an immediate right turn). Continue on Route 696 south another 8 miles to Shippensburg. At the second stop light, you will be at the intersection of King and Earl Street. Take a right onto King Street. The Historical Society is about 500 feet ahead of you on the left hand side – a gray limestone building next to the red brick Post Office Building. You may park along King Street or turn right down the alleys–Seneca Street or McCreary Avenue–to reach the public parking lot.
Due South or South West of Shippensburg: From I-81 north take exit 24 (Fayette Street). At exit ramp, turn left onto Route 696 and travel 2 miles to a “T” intersection. Turn left onto Fayette Street and proceed to another “T” intersection. Turn right onto King Street. The Historical Society is about 500 feet ahead of you on the right hand side – a gray limestone building two doors down from the red brick Cumberland Valley Hose Company. You may park along King Street or turn left down the alleys– McCreary Avenue or Seneca Street –to reach the public parking lot.