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U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
717-245-3972
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Carlisle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I have been walking the park for years. Over the years it has expanded to include many exhibits. The bunkers, trenches, helicopters and tanks are an adventurous child's dream come true. I wish this was around when I was young. I started off pushing my son in stroller, then walks. He likes the obstacle course and playing soldiers. Oktoberfest is... More

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Ambler
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Excellent educational center full of exhibits and a fantastic library. Mr. Bishop (I believe is his name) is a "treasure!" Full of knowledge with computer to access files (if you have details) and/or Lots of BOOKS for research. There is an Octoberfest - see Carlisle events for details.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I take my family to the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center frequently. It is well-maintained and a lovely park. We love it.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a nice place for those with kids. Active place to run around and see different eras of military history. The museum is nice. It is clean and free! There is a large outside area with tanks, helicopters, trench warfare demos and even a pillbox. Some things you can climb on and some you can't. There is no reason... More

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Carlisle, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A free museum and history trail right off of I-81, AHEC is a fantastic location for a walk and to learn more about the history of the soldiers in the army. The museum was recently redone and is on par with the best of the military museums and the outside trail is a mile that takes you through hundreds of... More

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

AHEC has everything a history lover desires: excellent exhibits, artifacts to appeal to all age groups, interactive displays, outstanding lecture series throughout the year, fabulous archives, and an outdoor walking trail with military displays along the way, including tanks, trenches, statues, etc. The cafe has first-rate coffee and terrific sandwiches and salads. It is one of the best museum and... More

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harrisburg Pa.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

the reenactment weekends (including mid September )are best , the education level in the ww one trenches are amazing and even ground shaking

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Leola, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Could not believe all that I learned visiting this attraction. The soldier Experience Gallery allows visitors to experience the US Army from the Spanish American War to current operations in Afghanistan. The first stop is by the information desk to pick up a "dog tag" representing one of six Soldiers whose story is part of the collection. Then throughout one... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I just love this place. There is so much to see and do. You learn so much about the history of the Army during the wars and how the men and women surrived. I also enjoyed seeing the displays in the building as well as the displays outside. If you are interested in the military, weapons etc., this is a... More

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Newville, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love this place , the whole family loves to come here. Our grandchildren love to run out side . My husband (former Army) loves to talk to them about everything we see here. So it is fun and educational!!

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