Plan a spring getaway to Cumberland Valley to enjoy Army Heritage Days at the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center (USAHEC). USAHEC, located in Carlisle, hosts Army Heritage Days each year. This timeline living-history event features several hundred reenactors from all eras spread out over the one-mile, outdoor, Army Heritage Trail. Decked out in period uniforms and weapons, these living historians will have their historical equipment and weapons on display and will be available to talk to the public and answer any of your history questions.
The theme for 2017 will highlight Tanks and Family Fun. This event will be one-of-a-kind, featuring armored vehicles from many different eras that will be allowed to drive on the USAHEC's tank course to demonstrate maneuvers and tactics. There will also be a logistics and operations competition with various challenges to complete.
In addition to the tank display, there will be a Veterans Meet and Greet, lectures by notable historians, a kid's passport program, and informational programs by the reenactors on the trail. This free event will also feature a book sale in the Museum Store and several food vendors.
Other Weekend Activities
While you're in town for Army Heritage Days include these other fun things to see and do in your stay. History buffs coming to Carlisle can also browse our collection of Monuments, Memorials & Military History, All Things Civil War, Our Collection of Revolutionary War History and Tavern Tours.
The Valley is also home to a variety of "trails" you can explore on your visit. Follow the Antique Trail, Artisan Adventure Trail or the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail to experience the shops and breweries in the area.
Dining & Lodging
When it's time to stop for a bite to eat, downtown Carlisle features over 30 restaurants with flavors from all around the globe. View your options here.