U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center


U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

Open to the public, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) is the premier facility for historical research on U.S. Army history and is dedicated to "Telling the Army Soldier at a time." The expansive campus includes the Visitor and Education Center, the U.S. Army War College Library, the U.S. Army Military History Institute, the Army Heritage Museum, and the Army Heritage Trail. Key features of the USAHEC include interpretive and interactive exhibits, the research library and archive, and rentable multifunction facilities. The Visitor and Education Center is dedicated to educating visitors about the culture and experiences of American Soldiers. This area features special exhibits, an interpretive gallery, museum store, cafe, and multipurpose rooms for events, lectures and workshops. The main gallery features the exhibit, "The Soldier Experience," highlighting the history of the U.S. Army from the Spanish-American War to current missions, as well as a changing gallery.

Hours for the facility, directions or other program specific information are available on our website at or call 717-245-3972.

Outside, the mile-long Army Heritage Trail allows visitors to experience history in a new way, through interactive military exhibits. Exhibits include a Cobra helicopter, Civil War winter cabins, WWI trench system and more highlighting the different eras of American military history. The trail is open dawn to dusk every day; exhibits on the trail are open during normal business hours, weather permitting.

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