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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We spent two hours at the Army Heritage Center in Carlisle. In those two hours we learned much about the history of warfare from the Civil War to modern times. I was impressed with the materials and displays in the museum and could not read everything because many displays were high up on the wall and I'm short. This obviously... More

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Farmingville, New York
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20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Excellent Museum. It has both a inside and outside portion. The outside trail is open daily Dawn to Dusk. There is no charge but donations are accepted. Very nice hands-on exhibits both inside and out. A lot of concise information is made available. As a veteran I enjoyed it as much as my civilian spouse who did not have the... More

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We took our two grandchildren (5 and 10) to the Heritage Center for the day. There is both outdoor and indoor items to be viewed. The kids got to burn off their energy outside looking at all the equipment, dwellings and other buildings. Once inside they were issued a "dog tag" for a person who served. They could insert the... More

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We spent about two hours walking the heritage trail. A lot of informative signs as you go from war to war to see the various tanks and helicopters. Interesting display of a trench system from World War I. Nice museum indoors and a really good restaurant.

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washington dc
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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have driven pass the exhibit many times and never stopped. This morning I did and what an educational event. The real displays are fascinating and informative. . The history of are conflicts is well explained and documented. But the outdoor walking trail is great. You can get up close to many different items from the civil to current conflicts.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you are in any way a military history buff...This is a must see! I visited ad the behest of my riding partner who is a retired Sfc. I will definitely be back!

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

AHEC is a real hidden treasure. Outside, the various displays are remarkably authentic ... a German "Pillbox", WW1 trenches, etc. Inside there are numerous displays and artifacts ... for the serious researcher it's unparalleled. In the spring they have a two day event with lots of reenactors. Great for young & old

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Troutville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Every time we are traveling on I-81 my sons know that they will get to walk around the "army fields" . We have never been in the inside, but the outside alone keeps them busy and entertained for at least an hour and every time I have to drag them back to the car( since this is just a pitstop... More

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great way to spend some time learning about military history. Try the walking path to see real military equipment. My son loves it no matter how often we go.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As a writer and researcher, I must say that the services available at the Army Heritage Center are beyond expectations. Most people would go for the museum exhibition, but I must tell you their library and research facilities are unmatched in military research. The librarians there are excellent and helpful.

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