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Great Stop for Military and Families

Though I've been here when I was on active duty, my wife and I stopped and stayed the night awhile... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Bob F
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London, Canada
Tour by Yourself or not at all

Really, the Army Garrison does a very poor job of selling this historic base (second oldest in... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Joe L
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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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“jim thorpe” (11 reviews)
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Carlisle, PA
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Though I've been here when I was on active duty, my wife and I stopped and stayed the night awhile ago in the Jim Thorpe room of the installation's hotel. Thorpe was a famous football player. The base is nice and quiet and the PX/Commissary...More

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Really, the Army Garrison does a very poor job of selling this historic base (second oldest in America). Some neat things to see, including the powder magazine but no pictures allowed. Thanks US Gov't for shutting out the public!

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Historic military installation still active. Every building is Well marked. Nice statues, plaques, memorials. Museum, PX, commissary, cemetery. Impressive looking buildings & grounds. Various architectural styles with meticulous detail and craftsmanship. Friendly, helpful staff at visitors center.

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great Location. Lots to See and highly recommend if you have a chance to travel through Carlisle that you stop at one of the many wartime museums and explore the history.

Thank lowecls
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to live and work! Many historical places to visit and enjoy while on this military post!

Thank sd509
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Come here for the PX and the commisary. Great prices. Have to have a military ID to get on base. Small meaningful cemetery on base.

Thank randomadventurer13
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The Barracks tells stories of our history dating back to the Revolutionary War timeframe to present. Having been the site of several agencies and events there is something of interest for all. The Civil War, Whiskey Rebellion, Indian School, Artillery School and currently home to...More

1  Thank nancydto
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The Carlisle Barracks isn't particularly oriented toward tourism, so it's unfair to ask much of the military folks who run the place. It was once the Carlisle Indian School, and is now a war college, still a working facility. You must fill out some forms...More

1  Thank gogara
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We really enjoyed our visit here. Although, my parents that were driving in a separate car, entered in a wrong spot and had security stop them. The correct way is to go to the Visitor's center first. This was not hard for us to find...More

1  Thank michellelynnp
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Attended the War College here years ago and really enjoyed this beautifully maintained Campus and Garrison. Besides being the second oldest military installation it was here that Jim Thorpe, a Native American Indian, lived, was schooled and went on to be a great athlete winning...More

1  Thank Hal K
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kjcdfleming
5 August 2017|
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Response from randomadventurer13 | Reviewed this property |
to get onto base you'd need a military id or to be with someone with a military id. There's a huge museum nearby indoor and outdoor pieces that may be a better option.
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