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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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I visited the Library and Archives to learn more about my grandfather's WWII service. The workers in the Library were extremely helpful and were unhurried while helping us. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I visited the Library and Archives to learn more about my grandfather's WWII service. The workers in the Library were extremely helpful and were unhurried while helping us. We learned many things about his service and left with a list of many more leads to follow up on. Thanks to those who serve and support this great resource!

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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We like to walk the trail and explore all the displays. We have went inside one time so far and learned a lot at the museum. Our four year old really enjoys the grounds. We also like to go to their special events through out the year.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A great way to share in our nations Army history. Excellent interactive displays for both young and old. The Heritage Center's indoor facility has a new display highlighting the Army during the past 2 centuries and more. The outside heritage trail and signage is also excellent. Easy to spend the entire day here. They also have a cafe so you... More 

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Salem, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very nice history of the U.S. Army from the American Revolution to present. Trail leads you around displays they depict the life soldiers enduring during all of the wars. Indoor museum is almost new and is has a lot of nice exhibits that describe the experiences of many individual soldiers - some that survived and some that gave all. If... More 

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Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

On a rainy and gray July 4, I went with my husband, sister, and parents to this treasure trove of a museum. Despite the rain - it was the perfect day to visit. Zero crowds. I imagine this free attraction can get very busy during the summer. Start in the museum, get your "dog tags," and wind your way through... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This place is amazing! Toured the outside Heritage Trail first and it was great! Was with my husband and our son (20) and daugther (18). Went inside for the soldier experience and loved it. Did not get to spend as much time as we would have liked has we had to be elsewhere. Always had a great appreciation for those... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Excellent interactive museum of Army history. Also a mile walking trail that has great displays and military equipment to look at. The World War I trench warfare exhibit allows you to walk through trenches. The World War II barracks and supply depot are great to see. My dad (veteran) and I only had 2 hours, we could have stayed a... More 

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Carlisle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This place is a must-see for anyone visiting the area. There is a Heritage Trail covering everything from the French and Indian War to Current Ops. After spending some time on the trail, we cooled off and fortified with drinks and light snacks at the café. Once we were ready to absorb more info we headed to the Soldier Gallery.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Enjoyed experiencing firsthand what walking through trenches and being in barracks during wartime must have been like. Getting dog tags of real soldiers to guide us through the education center with their own words and experiences kept us all motivated to learn more. There were many interactive exhibits which could be enjoyed by all ages.

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Carlisle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The museum inside is wonderful for all ages; the walk is great even when the attractions aren't open; the library and archives are a great resource, people "pounce" on you immediately to help, and are very knowledgeable. Even better when they have living history events.

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Additional Information about U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

Address: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone Number: 717-245-3972
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Carlisle
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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