IMG_0751 (1)Dickinson Presbyterian Church is located at 12 Church Road, Carlisle PA 17015. We are approximately 7 miles west of Carlisle along the Walnut Bottom Road (Rt. 174).

The church can be easily reached by exiting I-81 at exit 37 (Newville Exit), traveling South on Rt. 233. Turn left at the first stop sign. Dickinson Presbyterian Church is 7/10th of a mile on the right.

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Dickinson Presbyterian Church is nestled in the small village of Cumminstown, PA. Cumminstown is located in the Cumberland Valley in South Central Pennsylvania, one of the longest running valleys in America. Dickinson is located on Rt. 174 (Walnut Bottom Road) 8 miles west of Carlisle (pop. 17,000),

Cumberland County’s Court Seat. Carlisle is a major transportation hub due to the its access to numerous major highways (I-81 and PA Turnpike to name a few). Carlisle is within a 2 hour drive of many major metropolitan areas such as Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington DC. Although transportation is a major economic impact on the Carlisle area, Carlisle maintains historic beauty through it’s quaint downtown and numerous historic landmarks.

Aside from Carlisle, Dickinson is located near many historical and recreational attractions. Below are just a few!

Gettysburg National Park
30 minutes
Harrisburg State Capital
40 minutes
2 hours 30 minutes
2 hours
Washington D.C.
2 hours 15 minutes
Hershey Park
1 hour
City Island
35 minutes

Along with the numerous tourist attractions, Carlisle is central to numerous colleges that include: Dickinson College (Carlisle), Shippensburg University (Shippensburg), Wilson College (Chambersburg), Messiah College (Grantham), Harrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg), Penn State Harrisburg Campus (Harrisburg, Temple Harrisburg Campus (Harrisburg), York College (York), Weidner College (Harrisburg), Dickinson School of Law (Carlisle). All of these colleges are within an hour drive of DPC.

Recreationally, one can find the Carlisle Area rich in history, arts and sports. Carlisle played major roles in both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Carlisle also plays host to many arts and crafts events throughout the year. The Carlisle Theater often draws quality acts from all genres of the entertainment industry. The Carlisle Area boasts a wide range of athletic events. The Harrisburg Senators (AA Minor League Baseball) play at City Island. The Hershey Bears (Minor League Hockey) and the Hershey Wildcats (Minor League Soccer) play at Hershey Park Complexes. Local sports are also a large draw with high school Friday night football as an example.

If you are searching for outdoor retreats, DPC is located central to many venues. Four PA State Parks are within minutes of the church. There you will find hiking, swimming, fishing and much more. The Big Spring is the second longest spring in the world and boast some of the best trout fishing on the east coast. The Yellow Breeches also boasts excellent fishing waters. Ski Roundtop is just 30 minutes away.

Dickinson’s location allows its members to enjoy the local beauty of the farmland and mountains, while at the same time having access to all of life’s pleasures. Dickinson got its nickname of “The Church in the Country” from the thousands of acres of farmland that surrounds the church.