The one-mile Army Heritage Trail is a self-guided, outdoor interactive trail loop, highlighted by a Huey helicopter and M-18 Tank Destroyer (nicknamed the "Hellcat") perched alongside Interstate 81. Walk along the trail, which interprets the history of the U.S. Army and discover full-scale exhibits from the French & Indian War era through current operations, and a memorial garden.
Visit the Visitor Education Center, Visitor Information Desk and Book & Gift Shop inside the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) before you leave. Admission is free for the trail and the USAHEC. Hungry? Stop for lunch at Café Cumberland inside USAHEC.
Hiking, Biking and Walking: The Army Heritage Trail is flat, made of cinder and the perfect place to spend a relaxing and educational day.
Events: USAHEC hosts Army Heritage Days each May, a weekend-long living history event spread out along the one-mile trail.
View a virtual tour of the Army Heritage Trail.
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- Hours: Open dawn to dusk daily; exhibits on the trail are open during business hours, weather permitting
- Months Open: Year-round
- Notes: The trail is open dawn to dusk everyday; exhibits on the trail are open during normal business hours (Tues-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm), weather permitting.
- Handicapped Accessible:
- Pets Allowed:
- All Ages:
- Under 4:
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- Miles of Trails: 1
- Number of Trails: 1
- Any Length Trail:
- Trail Length < 5 Miles:
- Group Reservations Required:
- Maximum # of People for Tour: 50
- Motorcoach Parking:
- Tour Length: varies
Type of Experience
- Tours Available:
- Picnic Area