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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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Excellent museum facility! Great for all ages!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Brandon, Florida
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Brandon, Florida
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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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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

First off, let me start by saying the outdoor history is FREE! ( and frankly that is all that you would want). This Education center takes you back from 1776-Present with live entertainment (tanks parked outside, helicopters over you, guard towers, WW1 tunnel systems, WW2 bunkers (not accurate as I have been to Normandy, but good enough to stress the... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A wonderful mixture of unique arts, crafts, vendors and German music. And of course, the beers are great.

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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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