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Address: Carlisle, PA
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Beautiful and historic

We really enjoyed our visit here. Although, my parents that were driving in a separate car, entered in a wrong spot and had security stop them. The correct way is to go to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
michellelynnp
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit here. Although, my parents that were driving in a separate car, entered in a wrong spot and had security stop them. The correct way is to go to the Visitor's center first. This was not hard for us to find as we simply followed the blue signs from the time we got off of the... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Attended the War College here years ago and really enjoyed this beautifully maintained Campus and Garrison. Besides being the second oldest military installation it was here that Jim Thorpe, a Native American Indian, lived, was schooled and went on to be a great athlete winning many Olympic Gold Medals. History here is bountiful. The Garrison is home to many of... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Being a recent participant of the Spring Seminar, I find the Army War College to being the cornerstone of leadership and graduate education for our Nation's Future. The quality of students, faculty and Leadership that abounds at this institution is second to none. The art collection is outstanding, the FREE museum is informative and the Library(s) are outstanding. The architecture... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is the home of the US Army War College. If you do not have a current military ID card, it will likely be difficult to enter. That said, it is a great

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Throughout our trip to Pennsylvania we made a required stop to recognize and remember a historical fact impregnated with pain. A fact has been arduous to accept to many people, Indigenous people assimilation. It was a regular day on the military base when we pulled our car in front of the guard point. The guard took our ID's and registered... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

I left NY a year ago to live in Carlisle, PA. Hey you get triple the house for half the price. My son's school bus drops off children from the Army Base before he gets dropped off at my house, not on the base, Well one day he saw a bouncy house on his classmates lawn and had a tantrum.... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Carlisle Barracks is a wonderful look at history. It is one of the longest active Army posts in the United States. Entry is controlled, so you will need an ID and they will inspect your car. Walking around post, you can see the Army War College building with all of the graduation plaques on the side. Amazing how it has... More 

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Thank tony22079
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

You can visit the US Army War College in the Carlisle barracks if you want. they search your car and check it for bombs, drugs, etc, etc. you just need ID and some patience. on base they have a PX, subway and a few other buildings, like fire department, police, sports stadium, mess hall, and private housing. one of the... More 

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Thank Emma E
Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The Army War College at Carlisle Barracks is a gem for the U.S. Army - it is small, picturesque, and truly a wonderful place for a an Army family to spend a year - to reconnect and experience American small-town life. The post itself is packed with history, from the revolution to the present day. The War College educates our... More 

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East Peoria,IL
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79 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We visited the Hessian Powder Magazine and the Native American Burial ground on the Barracks. We also had a driving tour courtesy of my brother-in-law who works at the Barracks. It was a nice way to spend an hour.

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