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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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