• 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. The Museum focuses on the rigors of training, 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.
  • The Hangar #2 Museum - Opened February 2014, invites you to take another adventure as you walk through Tuskegee Airmen history. Hangar #2 boasts an award-winning 27 minute movie that opens new insights into some of the struggles faced by those daring young men and women as they reached out for full acceptance as United States citizens. A full-sized replica Red-tail P-51 Mustang serves as centerpiece of the museum. Four mini-video pods explore the subjects of: Who Are the Tuskegee Airmen?; Double Victory - Victory Abroad; Double Victory - Victory at Home; and, Tuskegee Airmen Legacy. As you conclude your adventure, visit the museum's Eastern National Giftshop to take a little bit of Tuskegee Airmen memorabilia home with you.
  • 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 airplane coloring sheets are available for children of various ages--see Ranger on duty for details.
  • Annual Memorial Day weekend Tuskegee Airmen Fly-In sponsored by 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 held on the Saturday 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?

Chief Anderson

Charles "Chief" Anderson taught primary flight trainig to cadets in both Tuskegee's Civilian Pilot Training Program and Tuskegee's (military) "experiment".