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2021 Battle for the Airfield WWII Re-Enactment at the American Heritage Museum

October 9, 2021 @ 8:30 am - October 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

$20 – $35

The American Heritage Museum presents the Battle for the Airfield World War II Re-Enactment, one of the premier events of its type in the United States! There will be over 350+ re-enactors representing several branches of Allied and Axis military participating in encampments and two battles each day. Fully restored military equipment of all kinds will be on display and operating in a captivating living history event. Allied and Axis camps will be set up with authentic materials and appearance. Re-enactors act as docents who share a wealth of information about life as a WWII military person. WWII Veterans from all ranks and branches of service will participate in a roundtable discussion.

Gates open at 8:30am each day and close at 5:00pm. Battles take place at 11:00am and 3:00pm. The WWII Veterans Roundtable begins at 1:00pm in the hangar.

All three museums will be open: The American Heritage Museum, The Historic Aviation Hangar and Classic Automobile Barn. This is a unique opportunity to see some of the world’s most rare aircraft, extraordinary American classic automobiles, historic tanks, armored vehicles, military artifacts and much more.

There is over 100,000 square feet of space within the American Heritage Museum and Hangar combined.

Food and beverage will be available for purchase on site and picnics are allowed.

Advance Sale and Event Day Admission Tickets

Admission for the Saturday and Sunday events are as follows:
$35 Adults  |  $30 Seniors/Veterans  |  $20 Children Under 12
WWII/Korean War Veterans and Children Under 3 are Free – No ticket required.
Admission discounts can not be used for special event weekends.

Purchase your tickets online for faster processing through admission:

– Click here to Buy Tickets Online for Saturday, October 9, 2021

– Click here to Buy Tickets Online for Sunday, October 10, 2021

Tickets may be purchased the day of the event by Credit Card or Cash at the entry gate on the access road as well.

MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT PRICING

Members: Bring your membership card for discounted pricing on the day of the event. Members are $25 Adults, $20 Seniors/Vets, $15 Children under 12. No discount without valid membership card or membership purchase proof.

Tank Rides Available

Tank Rides will be taking place over the weekend. You can register online, by phone, or on-site, but spaces are limited! No tank driving experience programs available this weekend.

Tank Ride Experience Prices:

M24 Chaffee (10 minute ride) – $595 per group of Three (3) persons – two in the turret, one in the bow gunner position.

M4 Sherman (10 minute ride) – $595 per group of Two (2) persons – one in the turret, one in the bow gunner position.

Schedule your tank  driving or ride experience above or call 978-562-9182 to reserve.

Details

Start:
October 9, 2021 @ 8:30 am
End:
October 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$20 – $35
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Website:
https://www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/wwii-re-enactment-battle-for-the-airfield/

Organizer

American Heritage Museum
Phone:
978-562-9182
Website:
https://www.collingsfoundation.org/american-heritage-museum/

Venue

American Heritage Museum
568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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Phone:
978-562-9182
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COVID-19 Event Cancellations & Closure

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts, the Father's Day Open House / "Tanks, Wings, & Wheels" event in partnership with the American Heritage Museum has been CANCELLED for June 20-21, 2020. Additionally, the American Heritage Museum is CLOSED until Phase III re-openings are announced in the state. We will make announcements here and on our Facebook page when re-opening is announced.