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U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

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Military museums, Museums
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Address: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone Number: 717-245-3972
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Where Generals Are Made

If you are in the Armed Forces and have risen in rank to the point that you are being considered for a promotion to General, you will first be assigned to spend a year in Carlisle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you are in the Armed Forces and have risen in rank to the point that you are being considered for a promotion to General, you will first be assigned to spend a year in Carlisle PA at the US Army War College. Their public slogan is, " by studying war, we learn to keep peace" While the War College... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Interesting site to visit. Learned quite a bit regarding our Army and it's history. Well done museum experience. Brings history to life. Enjoyed the historical information and museum displays inside the main building. Where else can you have an opportunity to fire an m-16 in a realistic training simulator? Enjoyed the simulator as an adult. I can only imagine how... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fortunately, we live just a mile or so from the Army Heritage and Education Center (AHEC), but have taken advantage of some of the great special events and programs this relatively new addition to Carlisle offers. The AHEC has an amazing collection for serious military researchers and conducts special programs throughout the year, including fun events like Octoberfest, complete with... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Did research here a couple of times and was impressed with the staff and Facilities. The people are very knowledgeable and the volume of avaliable information is awesome.

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Port Deposit, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

You will find so many interesting things to see and interactive displays to participate in at the Heritage Center. We first walked the outdoor trails and took tons of pictures of all of the tanks, etc. Then we went inside to see so much more. Let's face it, there's nothing FUN about learning about war and what our troops have... More 

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Cosby, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

I think us adults had more fun than the kids. Loved all the hands on displays. So much history and military items. There's a shooting gallery, simulated parachute jump and so much more. Whoever put this altogether did an amazing job making this so educational and fun. I would highly recommend stopping here for a few hours.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The army heritage center is s great place to take a stroll and see army history from WW 2 trenches to a Vietnam bivouac and everything in between. Tanks, helicopters, and canons from all eras. There is also a museum with exhibits and a decent snack bar. The price for the outside is free and the inside was also free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Tons of history here. The best military history site we have ever been to. We try to visit at least once a year. Info on battles from the very beginning of our nation to present. Indoor displays change every 1-2 years(?). Lots to see inside & out. Outside pea gravel trail with displays, for all ages. Some items kids can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The kids love this place with all of the military equipment, tunnels, and replica frontier buildings. They also have great events here. The museum is a little small but its interesting. Worth a stop by for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Having been in the Army during the Korean war I can testify to the Exhibits being real. People can see how a soldier lived while in the Army. Great Decessions classes where Officers who have just returned from the war Zone;. inform the audience of what is taking place

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