Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site


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Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

Address:1616 Chappie James Ave
Tuskegee, AL 36083

Phone:334-724-0922
Fax:334-724-0952
Web: www.nps.gov/tuai/
Size: 90 acres.
Established: Established on November 6, 1998.
Location:At Moton Field Municipal Airport in Tuskegee, Alabama.
Facilities:Visitor center, exhibits.
Activities:Guided walks.
Special Features:The site preserves the airfield, historic hangar, and other buildings at Moton Field, where African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen received their initial flight training during World War II. The first Civilian Pilot Training Program students completed their instruction in May, 1940. The Tuskegee program was then expanded and became the center for African-American aviation during World War II.

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The park's Face of America series, a multi-media artistic adventure sequence that uses performing arts to explore the relationship between the natural stage and the creative process, will pay homage to three national parks and historic sites that inspired the development of aviation: Wright Brothers National Memorial, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.
The National Park Service will honor the memory of these men and their bravery by including Moton Field and its remaining structures in the National Park System as the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.