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U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

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Address: 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
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+1 717-245-3972
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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We came for a lecture on researching your military ancestors. The lecture was excellent, informative, and very helpful. The presenter discussed resources available at the HEC, as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came for a lecture on researching your military ancestors. The lecture was excellent, informative, and very helpful. The presenter discussed resources available at the HEC, as well as what wasn't. HEC does not have personnel files on soldiers, it has a unit orientation, but some collections of the papers of soldiers often include some personal information. They also have... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our friends took us to the Heritage Center, promising that it would be a great visit - and it was!! The indoor museum and displays (based around the Life of a Soldier), and the outdoor grounds and trail with weapons from throughout history, are simply fantastic!! We ended up spending a couple of ours wandering through the center and along... More 

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love to walk the grounds and see the various historical items they have. The library is truly awesome. It is really neat to touch a ww2 tank destroyer. The place is a must see just for a quite walk. When you add the history to the mix you have a great experience to think and enjoy our historical past.

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Thank Bones83
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not only does it look interesting from the road but the experience when you stop is great!! You can even walk your dog on the grounds outside. Stretch your legs! Inside is interactive & I really enjoyed learning about history that way. It was fun. I wanted to keep trying the parachute jump simulation! Actually going into barracks & seeing... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed an exceptional day with family visiting both the indoor and outdoor exibits. Excellent walk through the history of the Army. Enjoyed the hands on exhibits with weapons and Soldier experiences in Basic Training.

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Slidell
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking the grounds and were surprised to find it to be a dog friendly attraction. We did not go in so my rating is based only on the outdoor portion. The trenches in the front were done very well. It's not a terribly long walk and there are options to shorten it. It gives an overview of military... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

I went there because there was a Christmas Art Craft Fair; I like fairs. The place is well marked and the directions in the gps worked. The place is big and has plenty of parking spots!! If you need help to get to the Center, there is a person in a little car going around the parking lot that could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Great exhibits inside and out. Recommend a visit. And the best part is it's free. Really enjoyed the recreated trenches and army tanks.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Awesome exhibit and convenient to get to. For someone who isn't sure about the war, this is a great documentation of the stages of our military. Good recommendation

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I live within a half hour of the center and we decided to spend an afternoon there. We're glad we did! It's very interesting and well thought out. Also, very informative.

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