Posts Tagged National Historic Site
Our second stop on our 2-part tour (Tuskegee Institute being the first stop) was the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. The site is temporarily being housed in a mobile building, while it is undergoing a renovation that should be completed by the end of 2011. We also had the slight misfortune of visiting when only one ranger was there, so we were not able to tour the hanger. We explored the grounds, watched the video (which hopefully will be updated as part of the renovation) and browsed the literature.… Continue reading
We pulled out our passport book and Southeast Region Companion Guide Saturday night to decide which park(s) we would venture off to next. We decided to take a day trip to Alabama and visit Tuskegee Institute and Tuskegee Airmen. We arrived early and began our adventure at the Tuskegee Institute. My wife and I were both surprised at how spread out the University was. The actual museum is a little tough to find; we had to stop and ask for directions once we were on the campus. While the … Continue reading
We arrived at the childhood home of President Taft early Sunday morning upon opening. That said, we were the only visitors. My husband and I knew very little about Taft (literally nothing except he was a plump past president) and really did not expect to enjoy this site very much. We were pleasantly surprised.
The site’s Visitor Center offers a video and information about Taft. Taft was a man with a wide variety of experiences including serving as a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Justice and Governer-General of the … Continue reading