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Race of the Century

September 11 @ 9:00 am - September 12 @ 5:00 pm

$15 – $25

It is back! See the amazing Collings Foundation and American Heritage Museum’s collection of early automobiles come to life in this extraordinary living history event.

Horses, bicycles, electric cars, vehicles powered by water or small explosions, all poised to solve the transportation issues of the day. The Collings Foundation and American Heritage Museum will host a most entertaining event that pits some of the greatest mobility based technological advancements against each other in Race of the Century.

During the early 1900’s transportation technologies advanced at an incredible rate. The thought of a “horseless carriage” rumbling down the path or a “flying machine” moving through the air seemed amazing. The traditional horse and buggy quickly became history with the emergence of automobiles like the 1905 Franklin to the Model T and Sprint Racers.

Gates open at 9:00am each day and close at 5:00pm. The Race of the Century begins around 1:00pm each day.

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.

The great  musician Richard Hughes will play to several vintage silent movies over the day.

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

Food and beverage will be available for purchase on site and picnics are allowed.

Advance Sale and Event Day Admission Tickets

Admission for the Saturday and Sunday events are as follows:
$25 Adults  |  $20 Seniors/Veterans  |  $15 Children Under 12
Members, WWII/Korean War Veterans and Children Under 3 are Free – No ticket required.
Admission discounts can not be used for special event weekends.

Purchase your tickets online for faster processing through admission:

– Click here to Buy Tickets Online for Saturday, September 11, 2021

– Click here to Buy Tickets Online for Sunday, September 12, 2021

Pre purchase tickets not required! Tickets may be purchased the day of the event by Credit Card or Cash at the entry gate on the access road as well.

Tank Driving Experiences and Tank Rides Available

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

Tank Driving Experience Prices:

M24 Chaffee Light Tank (20 minutes driving the tank) – $995.00 donation (tax deductible)

M4 Sherman Medium Tank (20 minutes driving the tank) – $1495.00 donation (tax deductible)

Tank Ride Experience Prices:

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

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

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

Details

Start:
September 11 @ 9:00 am
End:
September 12 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$15 – $25
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