Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Tuskegee Institute

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Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, commemorates the contributions of African-American airmen in World War II. Moton Field was the site of primary flight training for the pioneering pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, and is now operated by the National Park Service to interpret their history and achievements. It was constructed in 1941 as a new training base. The field was named after former Tuskegee Institute principal Robert Russa Moton, who died the previous year.

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  • Located in a rural airfield, this National Park Service facility describes the issues faced by black airmen in World War II. It details the discrimination faced by these men, and describes their...  more »
  • National Park Service, USA, I love! The original hangar, airfield, watch tower, command centers in tact, what a great way to learn about flight, trainings, the segregation of Afro-Americans and the.....  more »
  • Great museum with something for everyone. I enjoyed seeing the various offices set up like they were during the war. It would have been nice to see the film, but we arrived after the final showing at 3:30. Visitors should be aware that one of the hangars of the museum is not air conditioned and can be very warm in the summer.
  • Visited late in the day on a Saturday and found it almost empty. The parking lot is well marked and clean. It's a bit of a walk down a winding path, so it could be challenging for mobility-impaired visitors. They may be another entry point through the airport parking lot. Admission is free, which was a nice surprise. The site has some great information on plaques outside the buildings, and the interior exhibits are very well done. Allow about an hour to stroll or maybe 2 of you want to read everything. There are restrooms and a book/gift shop during opening hours. Enjoyed our visit and would recommend a visit if you're in the area!

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