Visitors Access to Carlisle Barracks

Unescorted visitors coming to Carlisle Barracks, who do not have a Federal government-issued identification card, will be vetted through the National Crime Information Center Interstate Identification Index (NCIC-III). This is the Army's baseline background check for entrance onto Army installations for those who are 18 and over, without a CAC or Military ID.

For details about the request form and process, link to the Carlisle Barracks Visitor Center page.

Personnel with a common access card (CAC card), Military ID, Military Dependent ID, or an issued Installation Access Control pass will not be affected. If you are sponsored by someone at Carlisle Barracks, contact that person for escort or guidance.

Start at the Visitors Center, 870 Jim Thorpe Road, Carlisle Barracks, PA
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 am to 5 pm.
ALTERNATELY, request an installation pass before you arrive. Find the access request form on above web site.

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.

Map your route to 870 Jim Thorpe Road, Carlisle 17013 (open 24 hours/7 days)

 

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 at Jim Thorpe & Claremont roads to enter vehicle security point. ID card holders proceed directly to gate guard. Unescorted visitors use left lane to Visitors Center.

From North or South on I81

  • Take Exit 52 Middlesex/Carlisle and follow Highway 11 South into Carlisle.
  • Left on Harmony Hall Road
  • Right on Claremont Road
  • Turn left at Jim Thorpe & Claremont roads to enter vehicle security point. ID card holders proceed directly to gate guard. Unescorted visitors use left lane to Visitors Center.

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 (Speedway 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 at Jim Thorpe & Claremont roads (right turn) to enter vehicle security point. ID card holders proceed directly to gate guard. Unescorted visitors use left lane to Visitors Center.

Ashburn Gate, CAC & ID-card holders access only

22 Ashburn Drive
Hours of Operation
M-F 0630-2130
Weekends & most federal holidays: closed