Come see our newest addition to the Vietnam War exhibit - the F-105G Thunderchief. Read the latest post from Owen Myers: www.americanheritagemuseum.org/2024/07/the-legacy-of-the-f-105-thunderchief/ ... See MoreSee Less
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We are very excited to see 102 year old WWII Pacific War Veteran Mr. Caster Salemi this Saturday. Mr. Salemi trained in Paris Texas before being sent to the South Pacific. He was first stationed in New Guinea from Mar.1944 to Jan.1945 and then made the landing in Luzon, Philippines as part of the 251st Field Artillery battalion- company B. Caster was a T4 (Tech)Sergeant responsible for setting up communications between companies. He was in the Philippines fighting the Japanese from Jan.1945 through Dec.1945 seeing action in Dagupan, Pangasinan, Bayombong, Balette Pass, Cagayan Valley, Iguig, and Manila. Caster Salemi received the Philippines Liberation Medal and Asiatic Pacific Service Medal. He will be here through Saturday during our Pacific War re-enactment. A very rare opportunity to talk with a Pacific War veteran who was in the thick of it. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are getting ready for our first WWII Pacific Theater Re-enactment and living history event - This weekend! 7/13-7/14.More information and tickets see: www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/wwii-pacific-re-enactment-saipan-campaign/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Women In Aviation Weekend: Honor the Past & Inspire the Future

September 21 @ 9:00 am, ending September 22 @ 5:00 pm

$20 – $30

Inspire the Future!

Young people of all ages are welcome! Learn about aviation, meet female aviators, and explore the world of flight. The Bay State Wings Chapter of Women in Aviation International will host Girls in Aviation Day in conjunction with the American Heritage Museum’s Historic Aircraft Demonstration weekend.

Women in Aviation Weekend will feature presentations and displays focused on the role of women in aviation history and their impact on the aviation industry through all facets today. We will feature hands-on activities, career panel, and inspiring speakers. All presentations will take place in the Historic Aircraft Hangar and tables representing various industries, programs, and groups will be available within the hangar to answer questions and learn more!

Also, this weekend will feature select flying and ground demonstrations of aircraft like the L-4 Grasshopper “Rosie the Rocketer”, L-5 Sentinel, Waco UIC Pearl Harbor Survivor, and others. We hope to provide these flying demonstrations each day but all flying is weather permitting.


Event Admission is $30 adults, $25 for seniors/veterans, and $20 for children under 16. Children 3 and under and WWII/Korean Veterans are Free.

Special to this weekend only: All girls or students age 18 and under (male or female) are admitted for free as part of Girls in Aviation Day Weekend, sponsored by the Boston Chapter of Women In Aviation International.

The American Heritage Museum will be open along with the two additional annex buildings on our campus: the AHM aircraft hangar and the AHM automobile collection. The hangar features 12 aircraft from 1909 to 1945 and a collection of Midget, Sprint, and Indy Cars. The automobile collection features over 25 rare automobiles from 1900 through 1946. These additional buildings on the American Heritage Museum campus are only open for special event weekends such as this one – all museum buildings and outdoor events are covered with this admission.

The American Heritage Museum will showcase several rare aircraft from the great spectrum of aviation history. Presentations and operation of aircraft, from pre WWI 1909 Curtis Pusher and Bleriot XI to WWII L-4 Grasshopper and L-5 Sentinel will bring these machines to life. Captivating narration from American Heritage Museum President Rob Collings and historic aviation experts will showcase these aircraft within a rich historical context.

Timeline of Events:
9:00 AM – Event Begins. Women In Aviation activities.
10:00 AM – Career Panel
11:00 AM – Guest Speakers
12:00 PM – Author Talks and Book Signings. Minute Mentoring rotation.
1:00 PM – Historic Aircraft Flying Demonstration and Exhibitions.
3:30 PM Sat. / 2:30 PM Sun. – WASP in WWII (Women’s Airforce Service Pilots) – Women Pioneers in the military. Presented by WASP daughter Margaret DiBenedetto.

All three museums will be open: The American Heritage Museum, The Historic Aviation Hangar and Classic Automobile Barn. This is a unique opportunity to see some of the world’s most rare aircraft, extraordinary American classic automobiles, historic tanks, armored vehicles, military artifacts and much more.

There is over 100,000 square feet of space within the American Heritage Museum and Hangar combined.

Picnics are allowed.

Event Day Admission Tickets

Admission for the Saturday and Sunday events are as follows:
$30 Adults  |  $25 Seniors/Veterans  |  $20 Children 3 to 16 years old
Free for women or students 18 years and younger.

Members, WWII/Korean War Veterans and Children Under 3 are Free – No ticket required. Admission discounts can not be used for special event weekends.
Museum members are admitted free as part of their benefits – advance purchase is not necessary. All museum buildings and outdoor events are included with admission.

Buy Tickets Online Today!

Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event by Credit Card or Cash at the entry gate on the access road as well.

Admission for AHM / CF Members

This is a Members Free Event Weekend:  one (1) free admission per day for Individual and Participating Members, two (2) free admissions per day for Dual Members, and two (2) adult and two (2) child free admissions per day for Family Members. No advance ticket purchase required, just bring your VALID membership card or recent membership receipt to the entry gate for proof. You may buy tickets online or at the gate for any additional people in your party.

Tank Driving Experiences and Tank Rides Available

Tank Driving experiences and Tank & Half Track Rides will be taking place over the weekend. You can register online, by phone, or on-site, but spaces are limited!

Tank Ride Experience Prices:

M36 Jackson (10 minute ride) – $195 per person – Maximum of five (5) riders per trip (four in turret, one in bow gunner position. Click here to book.

M24 Chaffee (10 minute ride) – $595 per group of Three (3) persons – two in the turret, one in the bow gunner position. Click here to book.

M4 Sherman (10 minute ride) – $595 per group of Two (2) persons – one in the turret, one in the bow gunner position. Click here to book.

Tank Driving Experience Prices:

M24 Chaffee Light Tank (20 minutes driving the tank) – $995.00 donation (tax deductible) Click here to book.

M4 Sherman Medium Tank (20 minutes driving the tank) – $1495.00 donation (tax deductible) Click here to book.

Schedule your tank  driving or ride experience above or call 978-562-9182 to reserve.


September 21 @ 9:00 am
September 22 @ 5:00 pm
$20 – $30
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American Heritage Museum
568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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With the nationwide IT outage impacting businesses around the world, our online ticketing provider has also been impacted and we are unable to offer online tickets until the system is restored. Online discounted pricing will be honored on-site until ticket processing can resume.