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Army Heritage Trail at USAHEC

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950 Soldiers Drive,
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 245-3972

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.

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.

Learn more about other Hiking & History opportunities in Cumberland Valley.

Things to Do
  • 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.
Quick Check
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Land Recreation
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  • Miles of Trails: 1
  • Number of Trails: 1
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  • Maximum # of People for Tour: 50
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  • Tour Length: varies
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Facility Info
  • Picnic Area