The Most Amazing Military Museum is Just Two Hours From The Capital District
I have been obsessed with WWII since I was a young man. My grandfathers and one great aunt served in the "Big One" as it's known in my family.
One grandfather, Lt. Commander Jim Aughton, served in the NAVY in the South Pacific and my other grandfather, Captain Bob King, served in the Army in Europe and my Great Aunt May Aughton was a Navy Nurse at Pearl Harbor. I've always been proud of their service and have learned as much as I can about WWII history.
Part of learning about that history has made me pretty obsessed with visiting military museums and taking every opportunity to get in, get on, fly and sometimes even drive military equipment. I've driven a P.T. Boat in the Florida Keys, I've flown in a B-17, B-25, and B-29, I have driven a few military Jeeps, and have had the opportunity to be aboard several warships and subs.
The one thing I've never had the opportunity to do is ride or drive a tank. Well, maybe that could change at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA.
First, the military museum is one of the most impressive military armor museums I've ever seen. The collection of military armor, vehicles, and equipment from countries all over the work is impressive. To me, the most impressive thing is that they actually have tanks that they drive in demonstrations and they will actually let you drive on special occasions.
There are also opportunities to learn how to drive a tank. For information check out the American Heritage Museum website.
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