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Top 5 Military Tours To Take In The US

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Admiral’s Warbird Adventure by Pearl Harbor Warbirds
The Admiral’s Warbird Adventure from Pearl Harbor Warbirds is the perfect way to relive history. Your experience begins as a member of the Aviation Detachment – on December 10th, 1941 three days after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. History comes alive once you receive your simulated Classified Intelligence Brief, similar to what you may have experienced in 1941, to assist you in your Route-Reconnaissance and Battle Damage Assessment mission. Then execute a Battle Damage Reconnaissance flight aboard the venerable U.S. Navy (AT-6) that many WWII Aviation Cadets experienced early in their training. See Pearl Harbor and O‘ahu from the air as the Army and Navy airmen saw it. Fly the same routes the Japanese attackers used. The sights, sounds and smells of the military aircraft with its radial engine provide the experience of a lifetime. Collect critical Tactical and Strategic Intelligence on the Pearl Harbor attack to aid the G-2’s Battle Damage Assessment, Current U.S. Force Posture, and Defensive Realignment of Hawaiian Region.

Operating out of Honolulu, Hawaii, you can report for duty here:

Civil War Tour

Civil War Tour by Stephen Ambrose
Civil War Tour Mississippi RiverThis Civil War Tour visits the sites and battlefields fought along the Mississippi River, including Memphis, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Port Hudson and New Orleans, in a trip designed to reconstruct the struggle for the river and the key transport routes of the Confederacy.

The Mississippi River was the major interstate highway of the nineteenth century America. It was also the strategic focal point of the Civil War. Whoever held the great river would control the continent. Without it, neither side could supply itself, so both the Confederates and the Federals made it a key aspect of overall strategy. The railroads through Tennessee were the other link the eastern Confederacy had to its western bread basket, so both sides fought bitterly for control of Tennessee, the northern gateway to the Confederacy.

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Civil War Military Tour in the US

A Journey in American History by Matterhorn Travel
The Civil War was, and remains today, the central event of American history. Journey in American History with Matterhorn Travel for a tour that is more than a retracing of battles. Education sessions are included to enhance an understanding of the Civil War. Their approach will consider both the “worm’s eye view” of the soldiers, and the high command environment of President Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and their senior generals.

Most of Matterhorn Travel historians are graduates of West Point or have taught at West Point; all have advanced degrees.

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West Point Military Tours In The US

West Point Tours
Making history since 1778, experiencing West Point for yourself is one of the top military tours to take in the US. From the revolutionary war through today, West Point has over 3 million people every year visit. You can take your own personally guided excursion or board a bus and take a guided tour of the United States Military Academy.

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The Pentagon Tour

The Pentagon
As a symbol of the U.S. military, taking a tour of the Pentagon is one of the top military tours you can take. Located in Arlington County, Virginia, the Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense.

To take a guided tour of the Pentagon, you must make a reservation in advance. Note that tour schedules can fill up quickly, so it is advisable to book your tour well in advance of your visit. Reservations may be booked from [14] to [90] days in advance. Reservations will not be accepted for tour dates within [13] days or more than [90] days away.

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Pearl Harbor Warbirds offers the best Hawai‘i flight adventure tours available. Be immersed in the details of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor and soar above the important sites that played a part in the “Day of Infamy.” Relive history as you retrace the steps of the Army and Navy airmen in the days following the bombing. Fly on some of the same routes the Japanese attackers used into the airfields at Wheeler, Kāne‘ohe and Bellows. There are many air tours in Hawai‘i, but only one warbird airplane flight. Located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i Pearl Harbor Warbirds provides a personal historical experience making it one of the best O‘ahu attractions.

Fly Pearl Harbor like it was on December 10th, 1941. Learn more about our Admiral’s Warbird Adventure.