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Battle for the Airfield WWII Re-Enactment Weekend

October 12 @ 8:30 am, ending October 13 @ 5:00 pm

$25 – $40

EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE
The American Heritage Museum presents the Battle for the Airfield World War II Re-Enactment, one of the premier events of its type in the United States! There will be over 350+ re-enactors representing several branches of Allied and Axis military participating in encampments and two battles each day. 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. 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 roundtable discussion.

Gates open at 8:30am each day and close at 5:00pm. Battles take place at 11:00am and 3:00pm. The WWII Veterans Roundtable begins at 1:00pm in the hangar.

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.

 

Daily Schedule

8:30am – 5:00pm – Gates Open – All museum buildings, displays, and encampments open to visitors.
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9:00am – 5:00pm – Tank Rides Open (scheduled and walk-up) – Woods driving grounds by Allied Camp.
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9:00am – 5:00pm – Paint-a-Tank Children’s Activity – For kids of all ages – come to the Paint-a-Tank tent in front of the main museum to get a 3D printed tank to paint in the battle colors YOU choose! $5 Donation per tank.
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10:00am – 5:00pm – WWII War Gaming & Modeling Demonstrations – Mezzanine level of Aircraft Hangar – Guides will be demonstrating tabletop strategy war gaming and modelling in the hangar through the day.
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11:00am – 11:45am – “Battle for the Airfield” – WWII Re-Enactment #1 – Performance Area / Airfield – Over 300 Allied and Axis WWII re-enactors clash on the airfield in a historic onslaught featuring operating tanks, halftracks, military vehicles, and artillery! Battles are fully narrated and feature amazing pyrotechnics!
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1:00pm – 2:30pm – World War II Veterans Roundtable – Aircraft Hangar – Join our invited veterans of World War II in the hangar for an opportunity to hear their stories of combat and service during the war nearly 80 years ago. As most of our veterans are 96 and older, this is a wonderful opportunity to honor them and ask them more about what their experiences were like.
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3:00pm – 3:45pm – “Battle for the Airfield” – WWII Re-Enactment #2 – Performance Area / Airfield – Over 300 Allied and Axis WWII re-enactors clash on the airfield in a historic onslaught featuring operating tanks, halftracks, military vehicles, and artillery! Battles are fully narrated and feature amazing pyrotechnics! (same scenario and outcome as the AM battle)
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5:00pm – All museum grounds, buildings, and encampments close for the day.
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Event Map


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Advance Sale and Event Day Admission Tickets

Daily Admission
Single Day pricing for the Saturday and Sunday events are as follows:
$40 Adults  |  $35 Seniors/Veterans  |  $25 Children Under 16
WWII/Korean War Veterans and Children Under 3 are Free – No ticket required.

Two-Day Admission
Weekend Passes Available for Two-Day Admission for both days
$70 Adults  |  $60 Seniors/Veterans  |  $40 Children Under 16

Buy Tickets Online Today!

Daily Admission

Weekend Passes

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.

 

MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT PRICING

Members: 25% off event tickets.

Tank Rides Available

Tank and Half Track Rides will be taking place over the weekend. You can register online, by phone, or on-site, but spaces are limited! No tank driving experience programs available this weekend.

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:
October 12 @ 8:30 am
End:
October 13 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$25 – $40
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Organizer

American Heritage Museum
Phone:
978-562-9182
Email:
ahm@collingsfoundation.org
Website:
www.AmericanHeritageMuseum.org

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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OPEN SPRING BREAK WEEK - April 15-21

The American Heritage Museum will be open for MA Spring Break Week (April 15-21) including Monday, April 15th and Tuesday, April 16th. Open daily from 10am to 5pm. Free Admission Day on Tuesday, April 16th funded by a grant from the Highland Street Foundation's Spring Week 2024 Program.