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.
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.