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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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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great Decisions Lecture Series

Excellent lecture series offered for free on Friday afternoons. Staff is very knowledgeable in their field. And there is a small but nice cafe for lunch or snacks on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
KathleenKeller
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Mechanicsburg
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Mechanicsburg
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent lecture series offered for free on Friday afternoons. Staff is very knowledgeable in their field. And there is a small but nice cafe for lunch or snacks on the premises.

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Shippensburg
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live locally and enjoy the changing exhibits. It's always a go to with visiting out of state family.

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1 Thank JDHoffman
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A world class gem of a facility "hidden" in Carlisle Pennsylvania. This is a wonderful Smithsonian partner museum with excellent interactive and passive exhibits in the indoor museum. In addition, there is a short walking trail with outdoor Army exhibits that helps to bring military history to life. The WWI trench exhibit lets you experience military life on the French... More 

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Thank SAinPA
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pear salad was awesome! It was a nice quiet atmosphere for eating and conversing with your companions.

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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This venture would be worth your time investment. Some interesting displays on the inside of the building. However, the main event is a leisurely stroll through the outside exhibits on the grounds. Allow several hours so you are not rushed, and choose a beautiful weather day to make your trip! From WWI bunkers below ground and WWII barracks to a... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a good time, it's kind of like a Fireman's fair. Rides are 3-4 tickets which cost $1 per ticket or you can buy a band for like $20 for unlimited rides. Food is good music is ok. Outside of Octoberfest the Heritage center is fantastic. They have a path you can walk and has various items with historical descriptions.... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is gem of a museum. Children thoroughly enjoy the heritage trail of about 1 mile in length. The hands on exhibits are great. There is a small gift and book shop and a small cafe. I especially like the walk through the WW1 trench.

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Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We have driven by this place for years, seeing some of the tanks/helicopters from the highway. This weekend we decided to stop by. I am so glad we did. We walked around the outside exhibits for about an hour. They were so well done and informative. My son (14) loved it. We wanted to go inside but it was closed.... More 

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carlisle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Great way to spend the day with kids - even teens. I actually use to walk my dog there. So historical - sites from every war

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Liked the outdoor walking of the different feel of army life. The museum inside was great insight in to a soldiers experience. Like the Vietnam exhibit that is there right now for a while.

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