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Carlisle Indian School Cemetery

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Address: Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, PA 17013

The Carlisle Indian School was once on the grounds of the current Carlisle Barracks. The Barracks is now the resting place of 186 students who died while attending the school. During the nearly 40 years of its existence, from 1879 to 1918, over 10,600 Native Americans would attend the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, including Olympian Jim Thorpe. The first students arrived at the Gettysburg Junction railroad station on October 6, 1879.

Visit the Cumberland County Historical Society for a complete history of the Carlisle Indian School including special exhibits and photographs. View the Carlisle Barracks listing for security checkpoint information.

Pick up a copy of the Carlisle Barracks self-guided walking tour at the Cumberland Valley Visitors Center, 33 West High Street, Carlisle.

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