Kids, get ready to see some pretty incredible military vehicles up close, because we're off to the AAF Tank Museum in Virginia!
Their mission is to collect, restore, preserve and display as many Cavalry and Tank artifacts as possible. In fact, they have the most extensive collection of International Tank & Cavalry artifacts in the world!
Not only is this important to teach all kids and families who visit the history of the wars, but also to preserve the memories of the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Through fascinating exhibits and collections, the AAF Tank Museum can increase the public's awareness to the realities of war, and continue the reminder about those missing or lost in conflict.
This ensures that future generations will be able to continue learning and hearing their stories, and to be inspired.
Your journey through the museum will see you explore 120 tanks and artillery pieces, as well as machine guns, mortars, flames, and even children's uniforms. From hats and helmets, to even an exhibit dedicated to Elvis in his military years, there is so much to see.
The museum features an exhibit on Eva Braun, as well as Canadians in Conflict, and even Marilyn Monroe's involvement with the troops!
It's a great catalyst for discussions about the war with the kids, and to introduce them to the human side of conflict.
A touching, eye-opening and educational day out for all.
$10 (Ages 5-12)
Seniors and Veterans with ID: $10
The average guest spends from 2 and a half to 4 hours touring so allow plenty of time! The experience in self-guided
There are local places to eat that the museum can recommend!
If you book at least 2 weeks in advance then you can arrange for the students to visit the museum! It's a fascinating day out for them to learn all about modern history!
If you want some military based items to take home, then check out the store! They have uniforms, headgear, pins, patches and so much more!
They are accessible and wheelchairs are available for $5 first come first serve bases weight limit of 200 Lbs apply (not motorized)
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Jan to March: 10am - 4pm Saturday only / April to Dec: 10am - 4pm Friday & Saturday (last admission 3:15pm)
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
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