Location: 870 Jim Thorpe Road, Carlisle Barracks PA
Hours: 0700-1700 Monday to Friday, Closed Federal Holidays
Phone: 717-245-3721 /
245-3733 / 245-3725
All visitors ages 18 years and older require an Installation Access Pass to enter Carlisle Barracks.
Visitors can obtain an Installation Access Pass from the Visitor Center.
In order to obtain a pass, all visitors will be vetted through the National Crime Information Center Interstate Identification Index (NCIC-III) and ALERTS for a criminal history check.
At the Visitor Center, visitors need to present valid identification for the criminal history check. Typically a driver’s license or state identification is sufficient. Other forms of identification are:
Upon a favorable criminal history check, an installation pass will be issued.
If a visitor has derogatory information on their criminal history check and they are not cleared, they will be denied access and will be given instructions on how to submit an access denial waiver packet.
Derogatory information includes, but is not limited to the following:
Proceed to the gate if you have a common access card (CAC), DOD uniformed services and privileges card, and or USG-issued authenticated Federal PIC credentials.
The Visitor Center is open Monday- Friday, 0700-1700, closed Federal holidays.
After hours, proceed to the Access Control Point on Jim Thorpe for a criminal history check and a pass.
Once you have a pass, you can access onto the installation at any access control point during your visit.
If you are arriving in a group, please contact the Visitor Center prior to arrival for instructions on pre-vetting.
Visitors under the age of 18 will not have a criminal history check and may enter the installation when escorted by a valid pass holder.
Passes are valid only for the timeframe you were approved for, and all visitors 18 and older in the vehicle must have a valid pass.
Visitors must have a valid reason to enter Carlisle Barracks.
If you are traveling in the same vehicle as a military sponsor (Military ID or Common Access Card cardholder), you do not need a visitor's pass or background check to enter the installation provided your visit is escorted by the sponsor. Note: Installation Access Control Pass holders are NOT sponsors, visitors in your vehicle will need a visitor's pass.
There are several ways to get a pass for Carlisle Barracks:
You can go to the Visitor Center at the Claremont gate (870 Jim Thorpe Road, Carlisle Barracks) to receive a background check and a pass. The process at the Visitor Center should take approximately 5-7 minutes. After hours, please go to the Access Control Point on Jim Thorpe to receive a background check and a pass..
You can pre-vet by applying for a pass up to 30 days prior to your visit by downloading a Carlisle Barracks Installation Access Control Application CBks (DES) Form 228-R-E. Complete the form and submit it via fax (717) 245-3750. It is recommended for Contractors and Visitors travelling in a group, to pre-vettted. By submitting the form, you are authorizing a background check, which uses the National Crime Information Center Interstate Identification Index (NCIC III), a Federal Bureau of Investigation database that provides criminal histories from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. If you are approved for a visitor pass, it will be ready for you to pick up at the Visitor Center. This will provide you access onto the installation at any Access Control Point during your visitor.
You can request a 1-year pass, please complete the Carlisle Barracks Installation Access Control Application, CBks (DES) Form 228-R-E. Please ensure the application is signed by the applicant and government sponsor. Note: The Carlisle Barracks Installation Access Control Application, CBks (DES) Form 228-R-E will not be processed if it is not signed by the applicant and a 1-year pass will not be issued unless it is signed by the government sponsor. Although, if the government sponsor is with the visitor requesting the 1-year pass, than the Carlisle Barracks Installation Access control application does not need to be completed.