Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Sunday Closure Notice
Due to budget reductions as a result of the federal sequester, the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site will be closed Sundays beginning March 10, 2013.
"A Night Under the Stars" Program Cancelled
Due to rainy weather conditions, "A Night Under the Stars" stargaze event has been cancelled. The park plans to reschedule the event for later in the year. More »
Special Park Event Cancelled Due to Sequester
As a result of the sequester and subsequesnt budget reduction, the Tuskegee Airmen Warrior Run, scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2013 has been CANCELLED. More »
National Historic Sites Tourism Creates Local Economic Benefit
Contact: Patricia Butts, 334-727-6390
Tuskegee Institute and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Sites Tourism Creates $2,093,000 in Local Economic Benefit--
Part of $30 billion impact that supports 252,000 jobs nationwide
TUSKEGEE, AL - A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that the 39,532 visitors to Tuskegee Institute and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Sites spent $2,093,000 in communities surrounding the parks. This spending supported 31 jobs in the local area.
"Tuskegee Institute and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Sites are wonderful places to learn about the rich history of this region; the innovation of Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver as well as the inspiring Tuskegee Airmen for their contributions to America's story," said park superintendent Sandra L. Taylor. "We attract visitors from across the U.S. and around the world who come here to experience the parks and then spend time and money enjoying the services provided by our neighboring communities and getting to know this amazing part of the country. The National Park Service is proud to have been entrusted with the care of America's most treasured places and delighted that the visitors we welcome generate significant contributions to the local, state, and national economy."
The information on Tuskegee Institute and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Sites is part of a peer-reviewed spending analysis of national park visitors across the country conducted by Michigan State University for the National Park Service.For 2011, that report shows $13 billion of direct spending by 279 million park visitors in communities within 60 miles of a national park.That visitor spending had a $30 billion impact on the entire U.S. economy and supported 252,000 jobs nationwide.
Did You Know?
On March 29, 2007 the Tuskegee Airmen were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President George W. Bush, the highest civilian honor available in the United States.