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 along 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.
2018 will highlight the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, one of the most pivotal campaigns of the Vietnam War. There will be a Tet-focused lecture, displays and special programs on both days, as well as an increase of equipment and reenactors at the Vietnam Fire Support base located on the Army Heritage Trail.
Returning from last year, visitors can enjoy the tanks and tank obstacle course. The tanks and other tracked vehicles will span from World War I thru the Cold War. Other highlights include lectures, informational presentations and brand new programs never before see at USAHEC.
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.
You can pick up information on area attractions at the Area Information Desk inside the US Army Heritage & Education Center building.
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.