Welcome to Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

Historical Carlisle Barracks is home to the U.S. Army War College (USAWC). Whether you are a USAWC Student, DOD Civilian, Service Member, Family Member, or just a visitor, we hope you enjoy your time here at Carlisle. Nestled in the beautiful Susquehanna Valley, Carlisle Barracks is one of our nation’s oldest military installations. Carlisle is located within two to three hours of New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.

The latest edition of the Newcomer’s Guide is a consolidation of the USAWC’s “Purple Book” and the Army Community Service (ACS) Welcome Guide. The consolidation of the two books has resulted in an improved way to provide information on what is waiting for you in beautiful Carlisle. You can call 1-800-VISITPA (1-800-847-4872) for information on Pennsylvania. Additionally, visit the Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau Website for information about Cumberland Valley.

The Newcomer’s Guide is available in print format as well.