United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Carlisle

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The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) is the United States Army’s preeminent museum and research complex. We are dedicated to education and preserving the legacy of the men and women who have served their nation as Soldiers. The USAHEC makes available contemporary and historical materials related to strategic leadership, the global application of Landpower, and U.S. Army Heritage to inform research, educate an international audience, and honor Soldiers, past and present.

With an archive and library housing millions of books, letters, personal papers, photographs, and artifacts, the USAHEC tells the story of the U.S. Army and its veterans through exhibits, a research facility, and the Army Heritage Trail. The Visitor and Education Center features a 7,000 square foot interactive exhibit gallery, conference facilities with state-of-the-art audio visual and catering capabilities, a museum store, and the Café Cumberland. The main exhibit, entitled, “The Soldier Experience,” tells the story of the U.S. Army through the eyes of the men and women who lived its history in war and peace.
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  • Don't be fooled by the name, this place is an Army history museum, and it rocks! Yes, it has an incredible archival library and a critical task of recording and archiving Amry history. But the trail.....  more
    Don't be fooled by the name, this place is an Army history museum, and it rocks! Yes, it has an incredible archival library and a critical task of recording and archiving Amry history. But the trail.....  more »
  • The site is just so cool, with many examples of actual tanks and a helicopter, not to mention a German Pill Box recreation! There are wonderful exhibits both inside the building and outside. 
    The site is just so cool, with many examples of actual tanks and a helicopter, not to mention a German Pill Box recreation! There are wonderful exhibits both inside the building and outside.  more »
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  • I can not believe what an amazing experience this museum is! It is one of the best laid out and interactive places that I have ever visited. It is a must stop for people of all ages. I went with my 15 yr old son and we spent over 4 hours touring the museum and grounds and wish we were there longer! Neither of us can stop talking about the experience. The staff and volunteers are outstanding, friendly, and accommodating to any request that you may have. They are knowledgeable and always willing to talk about various topics in military history. The gift shop has a wide selection of clothing, books, and souvenirs at reasonable prices. They even have a section of used books for purchase at a cheap price.
  • Amazing! Extremely interactive and historical look at Army history from Revolutionary War time thru Gulf War. Lots of photos, clear explanations and original equipment built into full scale displays that can be walked through, entered, etc... Both honors our military and those who served in a respectful way as well as accurately depicts conditions and hazards our troops experienced. We only walked outside and did not get to see the museum indoors. Please be sure to allow at least 2 hours or more for this amazing facility. Also, note that the majority of this facility both indoors and out is handicap accessible. Five star

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