Hwy 11, Carlisle Pennsylvania
Home to the U.S. Army War College and the second oldest army post in the country, Carlisle Barracks provides a unique opportunity for visitors to explore America's military history. The base was founded in 1757 by England's Colonel John Stanwix and was first used for instruction (on Indian fighting) in 1758. The first U.S. Army educational institution, an artillery school, was also established here in 1778. Over the years ten different Army schools were located here, including the Carlisle Indian Industrial School from 1879 to 1918. Today the Barracks can be toured either on foot or by car. Visitors will enjoy numerous interesting sites, including various memorials and the current school buildings.
Other History nearby:
(McSherrystown) Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
(Mount Joy) Bube's Brewery
(Carlisle) Carlisle Barracks
(Gettysburg) Confederate States Armory & Museum
(Mount Joy) Donegal Mills Plantation
(Lititz) Grave of General John A Sutter
07/14 Coming to The Carlisle area
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 You can claim Dover, Delaware, the capital city of the First State, as your state capital during the 80th anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival!.
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival West Friendship MD May4-5 A fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more.
Maryland Faerie Festival Darlington MD May10-12 The Maryland Faerie Festival celebrates the Faeries in an atmosphere and with entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and literature.