Driving Directions

Carlisle Barracks is adjacent to Carlisle, Pennsylvania: 18 miles west of Harrisburg, PA -- 27 miles north of Gettysburg. The Army installation is located almost two miles west of the Carlisle interchange of the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-81. For GPS location, enter "Jim Thorpe and Claremont roads, Carlisle PA" - directions to the Carlisle Barracks Visitor Entry: be prepared to show photo identification. On post, follow directional signage to your destination.


From Harrisburg International Airport or via PA Turnpike (I76)

  • Upon exiting the airport follow the signs to PA-283 West and then the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) West.
  • Exit the Turnpike at the Carlisle exit, Exit 226 (old exit number 16).
  • Once through the tollbooth stay to the right toward US 11 South and follow the signs to Carlisle Barracks.
  • Turn left at Harmony Hall Road (second traffic light).
  • Turn right at Claremont Road.
  • Turn left into vehicle security

From North or South on I81

  • Exit I81 at Exit 52 (Middlesex/Carlisle). Follow Hwy 11 South.
  • Once Hwy 11 passes under the PA Turnpike (approx. 1 mile), follow the directions in the box above.

From DC area

  • From I495 Beltway west, take I270 North toward Frederick, MD
  • Continue north on Hwy 15 at Frederick
  • Exit onto Hwy 74 (North = left) at Dillsburg , PA
  • Upon reaching Carlisle intersection with Hwy 641/Trindle Road/East High Street (Hess Gas on right), turn left and proceed one block to N. Spring Garden St.; turn right and proceed two blocks to East North Street; turn right and proceed .5 miles to the entrance to Carlisle Barracks through vehicle security on the right.