The Carlisle Indian Industrial School was founded in October 1879 and was designed to assimilate students into the mainstream culture. It was housed in Carlisle, PA at the Carlisle Barracks, now the home of the U.S. Army War College. "Carlisle" became the model for 24 off reservation schools with the purpose of acculturation.
Many of the school buildings are still standing. Guided tours are occasionally offered by the Cumberland County Historical Society or visitors can purchase at a self-guided walking tour brochure at History on High.
Click here to learn more about the history of the school and to see which historic structures are still standing.