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Carlisle Indian Boarding School was Our Focus

The Barracks houses the War College and the former Carlisle Indian Boarding School. We saw... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bridgeton, New Jersey
Huge place

Right down the street from my house. Used to be open to the public but since 9-11 it has been... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
William F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Barracks houses the War College and the former Carlisle Indian Boarding School. We saw dignified soldiers from all over the world coming and going for training classes at the War College. Most of our visit was spent looking at the remaining buildings used by...More

Thank CyndyandByron
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Right down the street from my house. Used to be open to the public but since 9-11 it has been closed. Had a really cool musieum and hessan guard house

Thank William F
Reviewed 13 June 2018

A step into History, to be on this base with it's history of those that have come thru it's ranks. the Base is very well kept and I felt great being a part of the 2018 graduation.

Thank Gus2c
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Small U.S. Army installation that is home to the Army War College. Small PX, commissary, bowling alley, pool and a couple of gyms. Lots of history within the confines of the installation.

Thank MJK1954
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Stayed a couple of nights on post tenting and in the IHG hotel. Great little walk along the creek, nice facilities, statue of 'Freddy' (Frederick the Great) and home of the War College. Great library for military research.

1  Thank DillonM1905
Reviewed 1 May 2018

I enjoyed a business trip to Carlisle. There aren'y many things to do, but if you're history buff, the trail is long and engrossing. If you have the access to the military post, then you;ll find more to develop put historical interests. Otherwise, head downtown...More

1  Thank MaceandMo
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful little “community”. Well maintained! You have to go through security to get on the premises.

Thank Stephanie S
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

2  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!

1  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
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Response from MJK1954 | Reviewed this property |
It was a jump off point to the western frontier. It is also the second oldest installation in the U.S. Army having served in many capacities over the years. Lots of history here.
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5 August 2017|
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.