Bluffs of Weiss


Weiss Lake Property Daytrip to the Alabama Center of Military History, Inc./Veterans Memorial Museum

Are you interested in military history? Take a daytrip from your Weiss Lake property at The Bluffs to soak in a little local military history. The beauty of Appalachian Mountain Range, tough rocky peaks, gargling sound of Tennessee River and serenity of pines - are the best natural resources of North Alabama. In addition to the eye catching natural beauty of North Alabama, the Veterans Memorial Museum is also a popular attraction. Inside this museum you can view uniforms of US soldiers, medals of their gallantry, weapons used in the war, rare collection of photographs, books and other items, which honor American soldiers.


Alabama’s Veterans Memorial Museum was established in the year 2000 to preserve the memories of the US veterans. The artifacts and memorabilia of brave US soldiers are displayed inside this museum. Starting from Revolutionary War up to the recent Operation Enduring Freedom, the museum contains a wide array of artifacts and memorabilia of American Civil War, 1st World War, 2nd World War, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Operation Desert Storm.

The attractions of the Alabama’s Veterans Memorial Museum are M48A1 Tank, models of 19th Alabama Infantry Regiment, M5A1 Stuart and Greyhound, UH-1 Huey and AH-1 Huey Cobra. This AH-1 Huey Cobra war helicopter made history in the Vietnam War. Another artifact of Vietnam War is the River Petrol Boat, which is also kept inside the museum for the visitors. Here you can view all the Medals of the Department of Defense up close. The museum also displays memorabilia of ‘Flying Tigers’ that remind the story of Pearl Harbor. The Veterans Memorial Museum organizes annual military Vehicle Rally in every Memorial Day weekend.


From the World War I to the present time - the Veterans Memorial Museum displays more than 30 military vehicles. Here you can also view the artifacts of 10th Cavalry commonly known as ‘Buffalo Soldiers’ in American history and Huntsville Arsenal, which is now known as Redstone Arsenal. The museum gets active support from the 19th Alabama Infantry. This infantry sponsors the exhibition of 18th Century and 19th Century conflicts. The 8th Air Force Historical Society also provides active support to the museum by sponsoring a Bomb Group briefing room.

Entry fees 

The museum is open for visitors from Wednesday to Saturday, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. This schedule is for general public, while veterans and student groups can visit this museum with prior appointment on other days except Saturday, Christmas Eve and 24th December. The entry fees of Alabama’s Veterans Memorial Museum are quite reasonable for all age groups. For senior citizens the entry fee is $4, while for adults the charge is $5 and students under 18 can visit this museum at the cost of $3.