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Come out to the American Heritage Museum to see our new visitor in the Pacific War Gallery, our Grumman (Eastern built) FM-2 Wildcat carrier-based fighter used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps during WWII. The Grumman-built F4F Wildcat played a major role in primary air defense of the Pacific fleet in the early stages of the War in the Pacific. Though it was no match for the maneuverable Japanese A6M Zero, it was a tough aircraft that could take a beating, and in the hands of a skilled pilot, could be a match for the Japanese attacker.

We will have the FM-2 Wildcat on display in the museum through the summer - we hope to see you soon! More info on visiting at www.americanheritagemuseum.org/
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We still have some tank driving experience spots open this coming Sunday, July 12th on both the M4 Sherman and the M24 Chaffee in the afternoon! Book your slot at bit.ly/2W88kl9 or call us at 978-562-9182 - $995 donation for M24 program and $1495 donation for M4 program! If you just want to see them driving, pay a visit the American Heritage Museum on Sunday and we will have a viewing area for our guests set up behind the Korean War exhibit! ... See MoreSee Less

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It might be a rainy weekend in the Boston area, but the American Heritage Museum is dry and air conditioned for your comfort! With over 65,000 square feet of exhibits including 95 rare tanks, military vehicles, and large artifacts spanning from the Revolutionary War through today, you can easily spend several hours immersed in the regions newest and most unique museum experience and exercise sound social distancing practices! Learn more at www.americanheritagemuseum.org/plan-your-visit/hours-admission/ ... See MoreSee Less

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The American Heritage Museum re-opens tomorrow - Wednesday, July 8th! We are so excited to welcome everyone back! We will be open through the summer from Wednesday through Sunday of each week, from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily. Please familiarize yourself to some of our new visitor guidelines such as required facemasks, online ticket purchases, and best tips to help us keep everyone safe during these challenging times. Read more at: bit.ly/31SZfAo - We look forward to seeing you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Battle for the Airfield WWII Re-Enactment – *Discount Advance Sale Tickets Now Available*

October 10 @ 8:30 am - October 11 @ 4:30 pm

$20 – $35

The Collings Foundation and American Heritage Museum is hosting the Battle for the Airfield, one of America’s best WWII battles! The weekend features multiple WWII re-enactments, WWII Veterans round-table discussions, historic artifact demonstrations, and all three Museums will be open: The Collings Foundation Automobile Collection, The Collings Foundation Hangar, and the American Heritage Museum. Fully restored military equipment of all kinds will be on display and operating in a captivating living history event. Allied and Axis camps will be set up with authentic materials and appearance. An incredible battle takes place with many effects. Over 300 Re-enactors act as docents who share a wealth of information about life as a WWII military person. WWII Veterans from all ranks and branches of service will participate in a round-table discussion. The new American Heritage Museum will be open for the weekend during the Battle for the Airfield! The American Heritage Museum features one of the largest collection of tanks and armor in the United States. Over 95 artifacts will be on display, including the rare WWII German Panther tank, a combat veteran Russian IS-2 tank, an Iraqi SCUD missile and the only publicly displayed M1A1 Abrams tank in the world.

Location:
American Heritage Museum
568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749

WHAT YOU WILL SEE

Encampments – See the recreated encampments of both the Allied and Axis soldiers taking part in the daily battles. Reenactors display their equipment and living conditions of the time period and many offer the ability to fully immerse yourself in living history as you walk around.

Daily Battles – There are two World War II battle reenactments per day at 11:00am and 3:00pm. Each re-enactment is approximately 40 minutes in duration and features operating tanks, vehicles, and pyrotechnics as well as over 200 soldier re-enactors on both sides. Please note that the daily battles can be very loud, so please plan accordingly for young children or persons that may be sensitive to such activity.

Veterans Round Table – Each day at 1:00pm there will be a Veterans round-table discussion and presentation featuring actual veterans of World War II telling their stories and taking questions from the audience. This is an outstanding opportunity to learn directly from those who fought.

American Heritage Museum – Featuring the Jacques M. Littlefield Collection, this new museum features over 85 restored tanks, vehicles, and artifacts in a state-of-the-art museum display including many interactive displays and videos. See our World War I trench experience, the Clash of Steel interactive battle, and many more including the only modern M1A1 Abrams on public display in the world. You will receive a ticket for admission to the museum on either the event day or any weekend through November 24th if you would rather return to see it.

Hangar – See 12 vintage light aircraft from 1909 through WWII including: 1909 Bleriot XI, 1909 Curtiss Pusher, 1911 Wright Model EX “Vin Fiz”, 1914 Curtiss Model F Flying Boat, 1941 Waco UPF-7, two 1942 Boeing PT-17 Stearmans, 1943 Fieseler Storch, 1944 Grumman TBM Avenger, 1944 Grumman FM-2 Wildcat, and 1944 Grumman Goose. Additionally displayed on top level (not wheelchair accessible) a variety of vintage Sprint race cars and select Indy Cars.

Car Museum – An extensive collection of 25 rare automobiles from 1901 through 1935 including a rare Duesenberg SJ Dual Cowl Phaeton and many more.

DAILY SCHEDULE

8:30 AM – Gates Open, Encampments Open, Hangar and Car Museum Open
9:00 AM – American Heritage Museum Open
11:00 AM to 11:45 AM – First Battle Reenactment
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – WWII Veterans Round Table
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM – Second Battle Reenactment
4:00 PM – American Heritage Museum Closes
4:30 PM – Hangar and Car Museum Closed, Event Ends

FOOD AND COMFORT NOTES

There is food available for purchase at the event, and coolers and picnics are permitted. It is a carry in/carry out policy. Porta-Potties are available throughout the event.

RESTRICTIONS AND IMPORTANT NOTES

Please note that due to the loud noise and activity during the re-enactments, we do not allow pets other than certified service animals during the event. If you or your children have noise sensitivity, we encourage you to bring hearing protection for the re-enactments.

FLIGHTS ON WORLD WAR II AIRCRAFT

We regret that there will be no flights available at the event on any World War II aircraft as offered at previous events due to restrictions imposed by the town.

ADMISSION

Advance Sale Online Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE for sale through September 25, 2020 at the reduced price of $28 for Adults and $15 for Children under 12. Tickets are per day. Select Saturday and/or Sunday when purchasing tickets. Event is rain or shine.
Click on the link below to purchase tickets.

Price after September 25th and at gate is $35 for Adults and $20 for Children 5 to 12 years.
Tickets are per day. Select Saturday and/or Sunday when purchasing tickets. Event is rain or shine.

Details

Start:
October 10 @ 8:30 am
End:
October 11 @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
$20 – $35
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Venue

American Heritage Museum
568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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Phone:
9785629182
Website:
http://www.americanheritagemuseum.org
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Museum Re-Opens Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

As a part of the Reopening Massachusetts Phase III, the American Heritage Museum will be re-opening to the public on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 and will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. All visitors will be required to wear face masks while visiting the indoor spaces per state requirements.