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WWII Tank Demonstration Weekend
July 8 @ 9:00 am, ending July 9 @ 5:00 pm$15 – $25
A fantastic weekend where you can see some of the American Heritage Museum’s tanks including the M26 Pershing, M4 Sherman, M24 Chaffee, and M36 Jackson and other privately owned military vehicles operating on our tank driving grounds behind the museum.
Special to this weekend – we will operate the M26A1 Pershing Heavy Tank! This rare American tank was the largest tank operated by the US during both WWII and Korean War and it is one of only two in operational condition in the United States. Captivating historical narration will bring these amazing machines to life. WWII veterans will be participating in the exhibition!
Gates open at 9:00am and close at 5:00pm each day. The daily Parade of Tanks will occur at both 11am and 2pm each day. Tank driving will be ongoing with at least 1-2 or more tanks driving on the operations grounds throughout the day. Some WWII re-enactor camps with displays will be set up.
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.
Food and beverage will be available for purchase on site and picnics are allowed.
Event Day Admission Tickets
Admission for the Saturday and Sunday events are as follows:
$25 Adults | $20 Seniors/Veterans | $15 Children 12 yrs. 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.
Your ticket includes admission for all museums, no additional tickets for the American Heritage Museum necessary.
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 Rides and Driving Experiences 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! All donations for ride or drive experiences are tax-deductible donations as the American Heritage Museum is a 501c3 non-profit foundation.
Tank Rides Available:
– M36 Jackson Tank Destroyer (10 minute ride) – $195 per PERSON. Maximum of five (5) seated riders aboard.
– 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.
Tank Driving Experiences Available:
– 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)
Schedule your tank driving or ride experience above or call 978-562-9182 to reserve.