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U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

950 Soldiers Dr, Carlisle, PA 17013-5021
+1 717-245-3972
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a hidden gem of a museum

AHEC is out in the open, and yet it remains undiscovered by so many folks. Located near Carlisle... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Arthur P
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Tremendous Place to Visit! A "Must Stop" - even if you're driving through on 81

AHEC is an amazing piece of history that gives you the "feel" for the Army , through the history of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marc A
carlisle, United States
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950 Soldiers Dr, Carlisle, PA 17013-5021
+1 717-245-3972
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Reviewed yesterday

AHEC is out in the open, and yet it remains undiscovered by so many folks. Located near Carlisle Barracks on Army Heritage Road, it has a wonderful outdoor exhibit. you and your family can literally walk through American history. Buildings from each period of our...More

Thank Arthur P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

AHEC is an amazing piece of history that gives you the "feel" for the Army , through the history of our GREAT Nation. Seeing everything from the Revolutionary War, through Vietnam and today's Conflict is AMAZING. Stop here!

Thank Marc A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We met a family from near Lancaster that was telling us about the US Army Heritage Museum and we were not disappointed. This is such a great find for any one interested in military history, machinery, etc. There are so many interactive activities for kids...More

Thank sharonwF9509ZE
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most interactive "museums" I've visited...AHEC has super events (Oktoberfest, Army Heritage Days) and informative / interesting history lectures. The outdoor part of the museum has some really neat tanks and the inside has some of the best displays I've seen. A must...More

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the center there are many life sized displays, photographs, and information depicting the history of the army and marines from the late 1800s thru the Viet Nam era, both at home and abroad. Outside in a wooded meadow is a paved walking trail with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great deal of time and money was put into to making this heritage center. There seemingly endless exhibits re-telling and honoring those who served in World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, the war on terrorism, and other...More

Thank 2Old2DieYoung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my wife and two sons last year. You can see and touch tanks, helicopters, forts, and firearms. You can walk through a trench like those in WWI. I'm glad my sons got that experience.

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Carlisle for a college visit and stopped by for a visit. It's a small museum, but worth a stop. We were greeted by a very enthusiastic young man working the information desk, who gave us a card with a dog tag on...More

Thank dclmom34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice exhibits - Many geared toward children. Thorough history of United States Army soldiers and the various conflicts. Lots to see - both Inside & outside. Well maintained & clean. Small gift shop - a bit on the pricy side. Many brochures available -...More

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me say right away that this is not an attraction you want to travel over an hour to see. However, if you are in the Carlisle area or passing through on I-81 it is worth checking out. The indoor area has interesting displays for...More

Thank traveler5432152787
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17 June 2016|
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Response from Hawkshoe | Reviewed this property |
I would say to allow 3-4 hours total for both the inside and outside.
25 June 2015|
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Response from believefairy26 | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no admission fee. They do have a drop box if you would like to contribute to sustaining this wonderful exhibit.
25 June 2015|
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Response from tbips | Reviewed this property |
There's no charge for the museum or the walking exhibit.