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The AAF Tank Museum was founded in 1981 as a 501 (c) 3 not for profit charitable organization, with a  mission  to educate, collect, restore, preserve, and display as varied a collection of military tank and cavalry artifacts as is possible, so that present and future generations will have a significant part of military history available for them to learn from and explore. 

The Tank Museum has the most extensive collection of
International Tank & Cavalry artifacts in the world!

  • 119 Tanks & Artillery pieces
  • 150 Machine Guns, Mortars, Flame Throwers,
    Recoilless Rifles, Rocket Launchers, etc.
  • Over 65 small arms
  • Over 340 International Tank & Cavalry General's Uniforms
  • 32 International Children's Uniforms "Sand box Soldiers Exhibit"
  • Over 2,200 hats and helmets in the "Headgear Of The World Exhibit"
  • Over 350 Tank & Artillery Optical Instruments
  • Over 400 Tank & A.F.V. Toys Exhibit
  • "Elvis - His Military Years" Exhibit
  • Tens of thousands of pennants, banners, flags, pins,
    patches, medals, & presentation pieces, etc.
  • "Treat Em Rough" - WWI Exhibit
  • "Seek, Strike And Destroy" - Tank Destroyers Exhibit
  • "G.I. Joe - Carrier Pigeons At War" Exhibit
  • "Through The Eye Of The Camera" Exhibit
  • "Patchwork" Exhibit
  • "Hollywood Goes To War" Exhibit
  • "Black Panthers, African American Tankers of WWII" Exhibit
  • "Eva Braun" Hitler's Mistress & Wife Exhibit
  • Class Room & Theater Exhibit
  • "Rule Britannia" Exhibit
  • "Canucks In Conflict" Exhibit
  • "The Desert Fox" Exhibit
  • "International Military High Honor, Awards, & Decorations" Exhibit
  • Tank & Cavalry Photography Exhibit
  • "Marilyn Monroe" Exhibit
  • "WWII Maginot Line" Exhibit
  • Radio Controlled R.C. Tank Battlefield
  • "Bicycles At War" Exhibit
  • And so Much More

1/3 rd of a million square feet of over 30,000
International Tank & Cavalry artifacts
dating from 1509 to present.

Tank & Cavalry Museum MUSEUM VISITORS HOURS:

April thru December
The museum is open
Friday & Saturday, 10am to 4pm
With last admission at 3:15pm

January - March
The museum is open Saturdays ONLY 10am to 4pm
With last admission at 3:15pm

Museum is closed to visitors
Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day

Monday thru Saturday 10am to 3pm
Office staff will be available to answer your calls and/or emails


Average visitors stay 2 1/2 to 4 hours touring the facility

Entire Collection is inside a 1/3 rd of a million square foot facility.

Lots of walking - Benches thru out museum - wheelchairs available to rent

No air conditioning in summer - No heat in winter

No admissions after 3:15pm

entrance soldier

Adults - $12.00
$10.00 - Under 12 and Over 60
Children 4 and under free

Discount Policy:

Group tours are welcome with reservations.

Please call the museum to schedule your group and receive your discount code for admissions.
( no discount code, no discount).

Groups of 15 or more (children 4 and under do not count) will receive a discount admissions price of $9 per person.

Group leader or organizer is responsible to collect all admission fees for the group and be in
charge of the admissions for your group.

No individually paid admissions allowed for discount.
Groups can bring a box lunch and utilize our cafe area or picnic area - please police your site.

Rules and Regulations
No one likes rules, but unfortunately there is a need for them.
Please help us make your visit a safe one by abiding by
the museum's rules and regulations
Tanks A Lot

No smoking, food, drinks or gum are
allowed in the museum facility
( bottled water is available for our visitors convienence)

No cell phone use on the display floors, (they must be set on silent or vibrate),
no yelling, loud voices, or audio equipment.

No weapons of any kind ( firearms - knives - or toy guns)
(you will be required to pass thru a metal detector)
Law enforcement with ID and badge please announce yourself

All large bags, backpacks, large purses, diaper bags,
camera bags, and/or briefcases must be checked
with gift shop personnel or left in car.

Shoes and shirts are required

No running in the facility

No climbing in or on exhibits

No animals allowed
(handicapped assistance animals are permitted)

No skateboards or skate shoes

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times

For the Preservation of Artifacts
No flash Photography is allowed!
Museum staff is unable to turn your flash off

The Museum prides itself on a very clean facility
please help us keep it clean
Thrown trash in trash containers
Keep hands off glass

Museum facility includes: * PX Gift & Hobby Shop
* Cafeteria (water only) * Research Library
* Photo Studio* Videography Studio * Reading Room
* Conservation Laboratory * School Classroom
* Cryogenics Laboratory * Sewing Room
* 5 Restoration Shops
* The largest and only under-a-roof Radio Control Tank Battlefield in the world


Washington DC area: Take Rte. 29S to Danville/Blairs 29 Business exit, museum approx. 5 miles on right. Greensboro, NC area: Take Rte. 29N, cross into Virginia, stay on 29 N towards Lynchburg. Then take Rte. 86 Yanceyville exit, make left, road will change names several times, stay north approx. 6 miles, museum on left.
Martinsville, VA area: Take Rte. 58E to Danville, take Business 29 to Lynchburg, museum approx. 4 miles on left.
Virginia Beach area: Take Rte. 58W to Danville, take Piney Forest Road to Business 29, museum approx. 4 miles on left.
Richmond area: take 360 to Danville, once in Danville take 41 - Franklin Turnpike to 293 north to 29B north, museum is 1/2 mile on left. You can also take 95 south to 85 south to Rte 58W then use Virginia Beach directions, or 460 south to 58 W, again use Virginia Beach directions.

29 Business is also called Rte 86, Piney Forest Road, Central Blvd, and South Main - they are all the same road.

For those with GPS here is the longitude: -79.38359 & latitude: 36.64223
Or use the following GPS address:
3321 N. Main Street, Danville, VA 24540

Great Places to stay while you visit the Tank Museum

Comfort Inn & Suites
Danville (434)793-2000
approx 5 miles from museum

Holiday Inn Express
Danville (434) 793-4000
approx 5 miles from museum

Days Inn
Danville (434)836-6745
approx 1 mile from museum

When making your reservations, please tell them that you are coming to Danville to visit the Tank Museum. This will not make any difference on your room price, but it will help the hotel know where and why you are coming to the area, and in turn help the museum. Thank You!


A.A.F. Tank Museum
3401 U.S. Highway 29B
Danville, VA 24540
434-836-5323   Fax: 434-836-3532

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