• Moton Field Historic Hangar #1 - PT-17 Stearman in foreground

    Tuskegee Airmen

    National Historic Site Alabama

Things To Do

 

When planning your visit to the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site plan to spend from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. This time will allow for a Ranger orientation/talk, viewing the museum exhibits, and time to enjoy a stroll through the site while gleaning tidbits of historical information from the more than 20 wayside exhibits scattered throughout the site.

  • The Hangar #1 Museum is open daily and consists of two main visitor areas: Orientation Room and Museum area. The Orientation Room includes a 4-minute video that introduces the visitor to the Tuskegee Airmen--who they are and the many and varied jobs they performed. The Museum area houses two World War II era training aircraft and takes the visitor back on a journey to the 1940's through a re-creation of some of the sights and sounds of Moton Field during its heyday. Groups of 10 or more are asked to call 334/724-0922 to make a reservation.
  • A Scenic Overlook - is available for picnicking, relaxing, reflecting, and walking. From there you will enjoy a great view of the Historic Core where original buildings from the 1940's bear witness of times gone by.
  • Over 20 Wayside Exhibits are strategically placed throughout the site that allow you to take a leisurely stroll through Tuskegee Airmen history while you collect tidbits of interesting trivia along the way.
  • Jr. Ranger activity booklet and coloring sheets are available for children of various ages--see Ranger on duty for details.
  • A small Bookstore and Gift Shop with a few big surprises is located in the Orientation Room of Hangar #1.
  • Annual Tuskegee Airmen Warrior Run is a partnership activity between the park and Tuskegee University ROTC. Tuskegee students participate in a 10K run from the campus to the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. There they are welcomed by original Tuskegee Airmen and invited to listen to a special guest speaker discuss the history of the Tuskegee Airmen. In keeping with the First Lady's "Let's Move" initiative, fun, youth-oriented fitness activities follow. This event is usually held the second Saturday in March.
  • Annual Memorial Day weekend Tuskegee Airmen Fly-In sponsored by Negro Airmen International and the City of Tuskegee the Saturday before Memorial Day. The Fly-In is open to the public and features historic aircraft, military fly-bys, aerobatics, exhibits, vendors, food, and fun, fun, fun. This event is a great kick-off to the summer season.
  • Annual Labor Day Fly-In is sponsored by the Black Pilots of America on the Saturday and Sunday preceding Labor Day. This event is open to the public and hosts fly-overs, vintage aircraft, special park programs, military and civilian aircraft displays, food and gift vendors, and great fun. This fly-in marks the unofficial end of the summer season.

Various other programs and activities are scheduled throughout the year. Check the park Schedule of Events for further details. Also, take a look at Nearby Attractions to see what else is available in the area.

Did You Know?

Tuskegee Buildings Outside

Tuskegee Institute (University) was among 6 Historically Black Colleges selected by the United States Government, to host a Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) in 1939.