Sunday, February 16, 2014

Take an unforgettable journey through military history at the AAF Tank Museum in Virginia

Tank and Ordnance War Memorial Museum
3401 U.S. Hwy. 29B, Danville, Va.
Boys big and small, young and old will fall in love with the American Armoured Foundation, Inc. Tank Museum in Danville. It’s the most extensive collection of tank and cavalry artifacts in the world with more than 115 tanks and artillery pieces, 15o mid-size weapons, and more than 1,800 uniforms, headgear, pins, patches, and more. The collection dates from 1509 to present day with all nations represented. Open Saturdays only through March, and then Wednesdays through Saturdays April through December. $12 per adult and $10 for ages 5 to 12. - See more at: http://blog.virginia.org/2014/02/5-places-central-southern/#sthash.bnTHJlAv.dpuf
Boys big and small, young and old will fall in love with the American Armoured Foundation, Inc. Tank Museum in Danville. It’s the most extensive collection of tank and cavalry artifacts in the world with more than 115 tanks and artillery pieces, 15o mid-size weapons, and more than 1,800 uniforms, headgear, pins, patches, and more. The collection dates from 1509 to present day with all nations represented. Open Saturdays only through March, and then Wednesdays through Saturdays April through December. $12 per adult and $10 for ages 5 to 12. - See more at: http://blog.virginia.org/2014/02/5-places-central-southern/#sthash.bnTHJlAv.dpuf
Boys big and small, young and old will fall in love with the American Armoured Foundation, Inc. Tank Museum in Danville. It’s the most extensive collection of tank and cavalry artifacts in the world with more than 115 tanks and artillery pieces, 15o mid-size weapons, and more than 1,800 uniforms, headgear, pins, patches, and more. The collection dates from 1509 to present day with all nations represented. Open Saturdays only through March, and then Wednesdays through Saturdays April through December. $12 per adult and $10 for ages 5 to 12. - See more at: http://blog.virginia.org/2014/02/5-places-central-southern/#sthash.jkDHIUdU.dpuf
Boys big and small, young and old will fall in love with the American Armoured Foundation, Inc. Tank Museum in Danville. It’s the most extensive collection of tank and cavalry artifacts in the world with more than 115 tanks and artillery pieces, 15o mid-size weapons, and more than 1,800 uniforms, headgear, pins, patches, and more. The collection dates from 1509 to present day with all nations represented. Open Saturdays only through March, and then Wednesdays through Saturdays April through December. $12 per adult and $10 for ages 5 to 12. - See more at: http://blog.virginia.org/2014/02/5-places-central-southern/#sthash.jkDHIUdU.dpuf

Panzer tank
The American Armoured Foundation, Inc. Tank and Ordnance War Memorial Museum has the most extensive collection of international tank and cavalry artifacts in the world, dating from 1509 to the present, with all nations represented. The museum collection is exhibited in a 330,000-square-foot facility with over 30,000 international tank and cavalry artifacts, and is the only military museum with all artifacts under one roof.

Vietnam-period U.S. M38A1C
recoil-less gun-mounted jeep
Primarily a tank museum by design, the Museum's diverse collection offers the visitor a great many other interesting items relating to military history. The collection presently has over 115 tanks and artillery pieces, 150 midsize weapons, over 1,500 tank and cavalry uniforms, 1,300 pieces of headgear from 1790 to present, pins, patches and other military memorabilia all pertaining to the tank and cavalry.

Also explore: 
  • Rifle Room Exhibit with over 60 rifles from the unique and rare to the very common military types.
  • International Hall of Tank & Cavalry Generals with over 340 generals in attendance.
  • Sandbox Soldiers Exhibit with 37 children's military uniforms.
  • 300 women's uniforms dating from 1852 to present.
  • Radio Control 1/16-scale indoor battlefield -- 6,000 sq. ft in size and the only indoor RC battlefield in the world.
  • And much more!
1963 U.S. M108, 105mm self-propelled Howitzer
The Tank Museum was founded in 1981 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization, with a  mission  to educate, collect, restore, preserve and display as varied a collection of military tank and cavalry artifacts as is possible, so that present and future generations will have a significant part of military history available for them to learn from and explore.
WWI tank

Virginia is for Lovers is the tourism and travel slogan of the Commonwealth of Virginia. And it's also home to the largest collection of tank and cavalry artifacts in the world. As the saying goes: "All's fair in love and war"--at least in Virginia! 

Take a journey through military history -- this is an awesome adventure for young and old alike.

2014 Museum visitor hours: 
   January - March: Open Saturdays only, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; last admission at 3:15 p.m.
   April - December: Open Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; last admission at 3:15 p.m.

Click here for more info.

(all photos courtesy AAF Tank Museum)

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