Quotes are taken from the museum’s web site.
Explore The History Of Military Aircraft
The Tennessee Museum of Aviation is located near the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport. The 35,000 square foot hangar houses many historical aircraft and is a wonderful indoor and outdoor educational activity. The museum’s exhibit gallery “traces aviation history from before the Wright Brothers [and] includes the timelines of Military Aviation History and Tennessee Aviation History. Explore a touching Faith and Courage exhibit, paying tribute to U.S. Military Chaplains from World War II through the present. The exhibit gallery includes the General Jimmy Doolittle Medal of Honor, along with thousands of historic artifacts, and Tennessee’s Aviation Hall of Fame.”
Homeschool Field Trips & Group Tours
The museum offers special tours and discounted admission rates for Homeschooled students. You may choose between a self-guided tour (7-day advanced notice required) or a guided tour and scavenger hunt – sounds like fun for the older kids! (This option requires a 10-day advanced notice). Click here for more details about group admission rates and tours.
Most of the aircraft featured in the museum are airworthy, and frequent flight demonstrations are held for visitors. “Aviation history comes to life when these perfectly restored vintage aircraft start-up the powerful engines and throttle for take-off.” Visit the Flight Line information page for the schedule of demonstrations.
Copyright 2012 Kathryn Depew