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World War One & Aviation Weekend

September 16, 2023 @ 9:00 am, ending September 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

$15 – $25

The American Heritage Museum presents the World War One and Aviation Event Weekend at our museum and airfield in Hudson / Stow, MA!

Real aviation history takes to the skies each day* with flying demonstrations combined with presentations by historians and restorers for our featured aircraft:

The original 1918 Nieuport 28 WWI fighter – America’s First Fighter. This incredible aircraft is the oldest flying American fighter in existence and is restored in the markings of Douglas Campbell, America’s first ace.
Demonstration & talk from 11:00am-12:00pm each day.

The 1933 Waco UIC that is a survivor of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. This aircraft was owned and flown by Bob Tyce, a flight instructor and the first civilian casualty of the attack when he was strafed by Japanese aircraft on the airport ramp near the Waco.
Demonstration & talk from 12:00pm-12:45pm each day.

The original 1944 Piper L-4 Grasshopper “Rosie the Rocketer” that was flown by Maj. Charles Carpenter in a role it was never designed for… attacking German tanks! This incredible “David vs. Goliath” story is one you don’t want to miss!
Demonstration & talk on both the L-4 & L-5 from 12:45pm-1:45pm each day.

The 1944 Stinson L-5 Sentinel that is a Pacific War veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was present during the Battle of Okinawa. This unique air ambulance variant can convert to hold a stretcher in the rear seat.
Demonstration & talk on both the L-4 & L-5 from 12:45pm-1:45pm each day.

In addition to the flying displays, WWI & WWII re-enactor camps will be set up showcasing this history.

* All flight demonstrations are weather and wind dependent and forecast conditions on Saturday may not allow flights. If that is the case, we will still offer presentations on the aircraft in the hangar at the times listed above.

We will also be bringing some of the original rare WWI uniforms and flight clothing of noted World War I aviators that is part of the Parks Collection that has moved to the American Heritage Museum. Such examples are the original uniform of Douglas Campbell, America’s First Ace; and the original leather flight coat of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.

Gates open at 9:00am and close at 5:00pm each day. Demonstrations and schedules will be firmed up as we get closer to the event.

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.

*Flight demonstrations are fair weather dependent. Flight demonstrations are subject to change.

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.

Buy Tickets Online Today!

Tickets for Saturday, September 16th – Click Here to Purchase

Tickets for Sunday, September 17th – Click Here to Purchase

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 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:

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

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.


September 16, 2023 @ 9:00 am
September 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
$15 – $25
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American Heritage Museum


American Heritage Museum
568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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SPECIAL EVENT WEEKEND SATURDAY & SUNDAY - Only Tickets for Event Available

The Tank, Wings, & Wheels Weekend is Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th - no General Admissions tickets accepted this weekend. If you are visiting Saturday or Sunday, please purchase your tickets at the link below for the event, admission to all museums are included in the event ticket.