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Carlisle Barracks

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Address: Claremont Gate, Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: (717) 245-4245
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Carlisle Barracks, established in 1757, is the second oldest Army post in the United States with a Hessian Powder Magazine, built in 1777, still on site. The historical barracks has an interesting past. Most notably, the site was burned by the Confederate Army in 1863 and later was the home of the controversial Carlisle Indian School. Famed athlete, Jim Thorpe, and 10,000 other American Indian children attended this school from 1879-1918. The Carlisle Barracks is now home to the prestigious U.S. Army War College.

The grounds are available for self-guided tours on Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Please Note: Visitors are required to show a photo driver's license, car registration and proof of car insurance.  Passengers also need photo ID.

  • Directions: Directions: I-76 W to Exit 226, travel 1.2 mi on US 11 N, left at 2nd stop light onto Harmony Hall Dr, right onto Claremont Rd. Security checkpoint approx. 1 mi on left. Please allow time for security checks. Visitors are required to show a photo driver's license, car registration and proof of car insurance. Passengers also need photo ID.
  • Hours: Self-Guided Tours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • Handicapped Accessible