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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, Cultural
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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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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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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