Tuskegee Airmen National
1616 Chappie James Ave.
Tuskegee, AL 36083
Explore Tuskegee Airmen National
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site,
at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, commemorates the contributions of
African American airmen in World War II. Moton Field was the site of
primary flight training for the pioneering pilots known as the
Tuskegee Airmen. It was constructed in 1941 as a new training base.
The field was named after former Tuskegee Institute principal Robert
Russa Moton, who died the previous year.
Established on November 6, 1998, the National
Historic Site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places
the same day. The site has a temporary visitor center, pending
completion of the first phases of a restoration project around
An oral history project, consisting of
interviews of hundreds of people involved in the Tuskegee Airmen, was
completed in 2005 and will eventually be available to the public at
the historic site and at the Library of Congress.
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site's
temporary visitor center houses exhibits and a 25-seat auditorium
where five historic films that tell different aspects of the Tuskegee
Airmen Story are shown.
A scenic overlook where you can get an overview
of the restoration historic Moton Field, site of basic and primary
flight training for the airmen, is located near the large parking
area. Scavenger hunts and coloring activities for children of various
ages are available.
There is also a small bookstore with a large
variety of unique items to make your visit a memorable one. Annual
Memorial Day weekend Tuskegee Airmen Fly-In sponsored by Negro Airmen
International and the City of Tuskegee.
The Fly-In is open to the public and features
original Tuskegee Airmen of WWII, historic aircraft, military fly-bys,
aerobatics, exhibits, vendors, food, and fun, fun, fun. Tuskegee is
also home to the Annual George Washington Carver Arts and Crafts
Festival held on the Tuskegee City Square the Saturday before Mother's
Day in May.
Did You Know?
The Tuskegee Airmen consists of nearly 1000 pilots and upwards of
15,000 support personnel, including �wash outs� that were part of
the "military experiment" to see if blacks could fly and fight.