Welcome! Step inside our award-winning museum and take a journey through Pearl Harbor, the South Pacific, Germany, A French Village and more. Immerse yourself in 50,000 square feet of space boasting extraordinary sights, scents and sounds that envelop you. Ride the Virtual Voyager motion simulator time capsule, similar to those found at Universal Studios, and submerge your senses. Witness an extensive array of animated dioramas, unique displays, authentic memorabilia, equipment, artifacts, vehicles and rotating exhibits along with audio/visual effects with the utmost quality and accurate representation. It’s always evolving, educating and electrifying for all ages!
About the Armed Forces History Museum
The Armed Forces History Museum is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving our military history and educating our current and future generations as to the sacrifices made by so many to preserve our freedom.
The museum was founded in 1996 by John J. Piazza, Sr, a local businessman and history buff. Housed in a 35,000 sq. ft. building – with an additional 15,000 sq. ft. outdoor display space – the Armed Forces History Museum is one of the largest, non-government funded, museums in the southeast.
Between 1996 and 2006 the museum and its dedicated staff operated a large mobile unit housing 16 displays. With the ever growing amount of memorabilia, vehicles and specialized military pieces, the Board of Directors determined that the development of a permanent site would be beneficial to the general public and enable the museum to fulfill its mission objectives. A non-salaried Board of Directors governs the organization.
The address of the museum general office is 2050 34th Way North, Largo, FL 33771.
John J. Piazza, Sr.
Founder and President