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U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

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Address: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone Number: 717-245-3972
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This place is amazing! Toured the outside Heritage Trail first and it was great! Was with my husband and our son (20) and daugther (18). Went inside for the soldier experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This place is amazing! Toured the outside Heritage Trail first and it was great! Was with my husband and our son (20) and daugther (18). Went inside for the soldier experience and loved it. Did not get to spend as much time as we would have liked has we had to be elsewhere. Always had a great appreciation for those... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Excellent interactive museum of Army history. Also a mile walking trail that has great displays and military equipment to look at. The World War I trench warfare exhibit allows you to walk through trenches. The World War II barracks and supply depot are great to see. My dad (veteran) and I only had 2 hours, we could have stayed a... More 

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Carlisle
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This place is a must-see for anyone visiting the area. There is a Heritage Trail covering everything from the French and Indian War to Current Ops. After spending some time on the trail, we cooled off and fortified with drinks and light snacks at the café. Once we were ready to absorb more info we headed to the Soldier Gallery.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Enjoyed experiencing firsthand what walking through trenches and being in barracks during wartime must have been like. Getting dog tags of real soldiers to guide us through the education center with their own words and experiences kept us all motivated to learn more. There were many interactive exhibits which could be enjoyed by all ages.

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Carlisle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The museum inside is wonderful for all ages; the walk is great even when the attractions aren't open; the library and archives are a great resource, people "pounce" on you immediately to help, and are very knowledgeable. Even better when they have living history events.

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West Hemptead
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

It was nice and informative. They have gun and rifle replicas that you can pick up and see how heavy they were. You can pick a biocard and find out about one particular soldier during your visit.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I was ready to be disappointed. However, I am happy to say I wasn't. My 4 grandchildren ranging in age for 11 to 4 were fascinated by the static displays in the museum and the outdoor one mile trail. No complaining and they learned so much. It is a pleasure to have been there and we plan to return on... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

A terrific overview of American soldiering over the course of our history. Great outdoor as well as indoor exhibits.

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Boiling Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very nice experience; especially for military buffs. Some fun things for kids. Outside exhibit and walking area is super.

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Brandon, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Army Heritage and Education Center (AHEC) boasts a surprisingly modern and interesting museum, with interactive exhibits that span most of the Army's history. The museum really does an excellent job making the experience more visceral for the visitor. Upon entering, stop by the info desk and pick up a "dog tag" card representing a real soldier from various periods... More 

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Additional Information about U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

Address: Address: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone Number: 717-245-3972
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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