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Hangar 1 and 2 at Moton Field

Hangar 1 and 2 at Moton Field

PARK OVERVIEW

Located at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site is a massive museum dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen. Two airplane hangars house aircraft, exhibits, and artifacts from the “Tuskegee Experiment,” a plan to train black Americans as U. S. Army Air Corps pilots during World War II. In addition to the museum, visitors can walk around the grounds and see some of the remaining buildings from the Airmen era. The entire visit is a self-guided experience with park Rangers on hand to answer any questions.

Moton Field served as the only primary flight training facility for blacks in the United States, but it was just one stop on the road to becoming a pilot. The first stop for all Tuskegee Airmen was ground school at the Tuskegee Institute, the school contracted by the U. S. government to provide ground and primary flight training for black flight cadets from 1941 until the program ended in 1949. Cadets who passed the programs at Tuskegee Institute went on to more rigorous training at Tuskegee Army Air Field, which was seven miles from Moton Field (the Tuskegee Army Air Field no longer exists). Tuskegee Airmen continued as a entity until 1949, when the military was desegregated and the Airmen were assigned to other units in the nearly formed Air Force. The U. S. Army Air Corps was a unit of the U. S. Army at the start of the Tuskegee training program.


HOURS AND FEES

Hangar 1 and 2 at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site are open Mondays through Saturdays from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. They are closed on Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. The grounds are open year-round, but there’s really no sense in a visit if the hangars are not open.

Times can always change, so before making travel plans be sure to visit the park’s Operating Hours and Seasons web page for the latest schedule.


FEES

There are no fees to enter Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. Donations are always welcome.


SCHEDULING YOUR VISIT

Hangar 1 Museum and Visitor Center
allow up to 2 hours

Hangar 2 Museum
allow up to 3 hours

Moton Field Grounds Tour
allow 30 minutes


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Last updated on February 21, 2020
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