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Tuskegee Airmen NHS Tuskegee

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Tuskegee Airmen NHS
1616 Chappie James Ave.
Tuskegee
AL
36083
Tel: 334 724 0922

Where are we going today?

In the 1940's Tuskegee, Alabama became home to a "military experiment" to train America's first African-American military pilots. In time the "experiment" became known as the Tuskegee Experience and the participants as the Tuskegee Airmen.
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When can we go?

The site is open daily 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.

The site is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years days and when administratively determined

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    I am a travel writer for National Park Planner and I visited Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in July 2014. Located at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site is a massive museum dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen. Two airplane hangars house aircraft, exhibits, and artifacts from the “Tuskegee Experiment,” a plan to train black Americans as US Army Air Corps pilots during World War II. In addition to the museum, visitors can walk around the grounds and see some of the remaining buildings from the Airmen...Read More

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    I recently visited the museum and both Hangars are now open. This is an excellent museum and is a must see for all aviation and history enthusiasts. The museum is very nice and the staff are friendly and informative. I highly recommend a visit and support of this museum. It is just off of I-85 and easy to get to.

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    Great place. Friendly people. Not a lot here yet but they are still working on restoring a second hanger. Even with the one hanger there is still a lot of good information here. I don't know that I would plan a trip just to come here but would definitely stop if driving through the area. There is plenty of parking here. RV and bus parking in the upper lot.

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    Awesome!

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by Steve Markos

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I am a travel writer for National Park Planner and I visited Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in July 2014. Located at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site is a massive museum dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen. Two airplane hangars house aircraft, exhibits, and artifacts from the “Tuskegee Experiment,” a plan to train black Americans as US Army Air Corps pilots during World War II. In addition to the museum, visitors can walk around the grounds and see some of the remaining buildings from the Airmen era. The entire visit is a self-guided experience with a park Ranger on hand to answer any questions.

Moton Field served as the only primary flight training facility for blacks in the United States, but it was just one stop on the road to becoming a pilot. The first stop for all Tuskegee Airmen was ground school at the Tuskegee Institute, the school contracted by the US government to provide ground and primary flight training for black flight cadets from 1941 until the program ended in 1949. Cadets who passed the programs at Tuskegee Institute went on to more rigorous training at Tuskegee Army Air Field, which was seven miles from Moton Field. The Tuskegee Army Air Field no longer exists. Tuskegee Airmen continued as a entity until 1949, when the military had been desegregated and the Airmen were assigned to other units in the nearly formed Air Force. The US Army Air Corps was a unit of the US Army at the start of the Tuskegee training program.

For complete information about the park and plenty of quality photos, visit National Park Planner (npplan).

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