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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
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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Leola, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Could not believe all that I learned visiting this attraction. The soldier Experience Gallery allows visitors to experience the US Army from the Spanish American War to current operations in Afghanistan. The first stop is by the information desk to pick up a "dog tag" representing one of six Soldiers whose story is part of the collection. Then throughout one... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I just love this place. There is so much to see and do. You learn so much about the history of the Army during the wars and how the men and women surrived. I also enjoyed seeing the displays in the building as well as the displays outside. If you are interested in the military, weapons etc., this is a... More

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Newville, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love this place , the whole family loves to come here. Our grandchildren love to run out side . My husband (former Army) loves to talk to them about everything we see here. So it is fun and educational!!

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Phoenix, AZ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I took our sons 20 and 8 years old! They both liked this a lot. The inside had a fun simulated parachute for the kids to try! Lots of education on the Army. You get a dog tag (card) that you can scan to do things and learn about the soldiers. You get to see the different... More

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Boardman, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This two part attraction is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania turnpike and I-81. The inside museum phase features exhibits about the history of the US army, training to become a soldier, and various conflicts in which the army has participated. I was impressed that, in addition to the expected focus on the World Wars, there was also coverage of lesser... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We spent two hours at the Army Heritage Center in Carlisle. In those two hours we learned much about the history of warfare from the Civil War to modern times. I was impressed with the materials and displays in the museum and could not read everything because many displays were high up on the wall and I'm short. This obviously... More

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Farmingville, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Excellent Museum. It has both a inside and outside portion. The outside trail is open daily Dawn to Dusk. There is no charge but donations are accepted. Very nice hands-on exhibits both inside and out. A lot of concise information is made available. As a veteran I enjoyed it as much as my civilian spouse who did not have the... More

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We took our two grandchildren (5 and 10) to the Heritage Center for the day. There is both outdoor and indoor items to be viewed. The kids got to burn off their energy outside looking at all the equipment, dwellings and other buildings. Once inside they were issued a "dog tag" for a person who served. They could insert the... More

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