The Museum of the American G.I.’s Tires, Tracks, and Tents on Oct. 15 is a family-friendly event that gives everyone a chance to experience US History from WWI to the present.
Gates open at 10am with special activities and features throughout the day. Historic small arms weapons demonstrations will occur at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Learn what it takes to crew a restored, functioning WWII tank at the new feature Tank Talk at 12pm and 2 pm. A special highlight will be a Vietnam Air Assault demonstration by authentically uniformed living history presenters featuring a Vietnam Era Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter from the Collings Foundation. Military vehicles and classic cars will be on display throughout the day. Kids (5-11) can enjoy the Jr. G.I. obstacle course, camo face painting, and other activities for kids of all ages.
The public will have the opportunity to take a ride in the Collings Foundation Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, the Museum of the American G.I.’s Sherman Tank or High Speed Tractor, or fire artillery rounds for an additional price.
Gates are open from 10am to 4pm with onsite parking available for the handicap and free offsite parking for the public at Santa’s Wonderland with a shuttle running to the museum. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children (5-11), and children younger than 5 get in for free. The Museum of the American G.I. is located at 19124 Highway 6 South, College Station.
The Museum of the American G.I. mission is to Preserve the Past, while Honoring our Veterans and Educating Future Generations.