It cost $10 per person admission but it was well worth the money. You are not allowed to take any flash photography but I could still take photos. First we went through rooms and rooms of uniforms from all different levels of personnel and wars. It was fascinating to see all the different styles. They were in excellent condition and consisted of a wide variety too. As a teacher, I was impressed with the in depth research that was done either about the uniform or the person who actually wore it. They weren’t long summaries but enough to get my interest.
Then there were huge rooms full of tanks. The best thing about this was that these tanks weren’t just sitting there with a placard telling the name of it. Many of them were put in a scene as if they were in action. Others had a mural behind them. These settings made it easier to imagine them in use and what the soldiers had to go through while in them. There was also a huge area designated for remote controlled tanks. The whole museum had probably the most impressive collection of tanks I had ever seen.
As we roamed through the museum, we met the curator who was extremely fascinating to talk to. Of course, I’m sure I asked him way too many questions but he didn’t seem to mind answering them. He rode around the museum on a bicycle because it was so huge and you could tell that he really enjoyed his museum. Originally this museum was in Mattituck, NY and moved to VA about 6 years ago. How lucky people are that he is willing to share this with the public!
If you are close to Danville, VA, this is one of the museums you don’t want to miss. It’s educational and interesting too!