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Fort Indiantown Gap Visitor Information


As of Nov. 1, 2023, Fort Indiantown Gap is a controlled-access installation. Only authorized personnel and approved visitors, contractors and delivery drivers are permitted to access the installation.

Visitors can obtain a background check and a pass from the Visitor Center, which is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., except federal holidays.

After hours, weekends and federal holidays, visitors should call the Fort Indiantown Gap police department at 717-861-2727. Processing times may be delayed on weekends and after hours.

Per Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, Army Directive 05-2014 and Fort Indiantown Gap Regulation 190-13, all visitors and un-cleared contractors desiring unescorted access to Fort Indiantown Gap must be vetted through the National Crime Information Center Interstate Identification Index (NCIC-III). NCIC-III is the Army's baseline background check for entrance onto Army installations for those who do not have a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC), military ID or pre-screened compliant ID.

Personnel with a CAC, military ID, military dependent ID, pre-screened compliant ID or a pass issued from Fort Indiantown Gap should proceed to the gates.

Passengers under 18 do not need to be vetted or have ID as long as they are with someone with a compliant ID or visitor’s pass.  

Information on the gate construction project can be found here.

Disqualifying factors for why you could be denied access to Fort Indiantown Gap:

  • The installation is unable to verify the individual’s claimed identity based on the reasonable belief that the individual has submitted fraudulent information concerning his or her identity in the attempt to gain access.
  • The individual has a current arrest warrant in NCIC, regardless of the offense or violation.
  • The individual is currently barred from entry or access to a federal installation or facility.
  • The individual has been convicted of crimes encompassing sexual assault, armed robbery, rape, child molestation, production or possession of child pornography, trafficking in humans, drug possession with intent to sell or drug distribution.
  • The individual has a U.S. conviction for espionage, sabotage, treason, terrorism or murder.
  • The individual is a registered sex offender.
  • The individual has a felony conviction within the past 10 years, regardless of the offense or violation.
  • The individual has been convicted of a felony firearms or explosives violation.
  • The individual has engaged in acts or activities designed to overthrow the U.S. government by force.
  • The individual is identified in the TSDB as known to be or suspected of being a terrorist or belonging to an organization with known links to terrorism or support of terrorist activity.

Members of the public are encouraged to visit the installation, including the Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum, the Fort Indiantown Community Club, the post shopping center, credit union and the static displays along Fisher Avenue. Photographing these locations is authorized under AR 360-1 as historical building or areas of public interest. All other areas of the installation, to include the airfield, are deemed restricted and photographs/videos are not authorized without permission.

Please use care when photographing at the static displays as the airfield is located directly behind the displays.

All other areas and buildings on the installation are restricted and prior coordination for access should be made with the appropriate office. Call the post operator at 717-861-2000 for the correct number or visit the phone directory.

The installation does not offer tours.

The Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum may be able to guide you through the museum and static displays only.  Please visit their website for more information.

Members of the media must coordinate with the Public Affairs Office prior to arrival on the installation.

Visitor Center Information

Location: Main Access Control Point, Fisher Avenue, near Biddle Drive
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.; closed weekends and federal holidays
Phone: 717-861-6685/8384/8385