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

    Tuskegee Airmen

    National Historic Site Alabama

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  • 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.

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?

PT-17

In April 1945 men of the 477th Bombardment Group began their protest of segregationists practices at Freeman Field, near Seymour, Indiana. This protest led to the arrest of 101 officers and the eventual integration of military installations across the United States.