Q: What qualifies a disabled veteran to receive reduced admission rates?
A: The first category is a “100% disabled veteran” as deemed by Veteran Affairs with no further exams.  These veterans are issued a Department of Veterans Affairs (DAV) card which gives them access to base facilities, and receive FREE admission to our museum.

The next category is a “temporary disabled veteran” (i.e. 80%) until their status will be upgraded to 100% disabled by DAV.  These veterans are issued a Department of Veterans Affairs (DAV) card which gives them access to base facilities, and receive FREE admission to our museum.

The following category, is a veteran who served and has a “service connected injury” but is not rendered as a “disabled veteran” by DAV.  They  receive a VA card and a discounted admission rate of $9.95 to our museum.

Q: Does the museum loan items such as flags, uniforms, props, etc. to outside organizations, schools or businesses?
A: No

Q: How long does it take to go through your museum?
A: Most visitors spend at least 2 hours viewing our display and vehicles.

Q: What ages are appropriate?
A: Exhibits are for all ages

Q: Do you offer wheel chairs and electric scooter?
A: We do not provide wheelchairs or electric scooters. We encourage visitors to bring their own. The facility and the exhibits are handicap accessible.  Visitors will find the museum handicap friendly.

Q: Do you allow animals?
A: No, only service animals are allowed in museum.

Q: What is a service animal?
A: Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks. Service animals are working animals, not pets.

Q: When is your museum store open?
A: The museum Store is open the same hours as the museum

Q: Are there individual tours?
A: All tours are self-guided. Tours for groups of 15 or more may be arranged in advance at a discount rate.  We also have guided tours on certain days. See above under “Guided Tours” for more information.

Q: Do you have a restaurant?
A: Unfortunately at this time we do not have a restaurant. If you will be here with a group, you may inquire about using the Officers’ Club for your lunch. Contact Tammy at 727-539-8371 ext. 107 for more information.

Q: Do I need to make reservations?
A: Reservations are not required. You may buy tickets in advance at our museum.

Q: May I bring a stroller?
A: Yes, you may use a stroller in the museum.

Q: May I bring my camcorder and camera?
A: Yes, however, we ask no flash to be used.

Q: Where can I park?
A: We have a parking lot that  will accommodate cars as well as buses.

Q: Can you appraise my collection?
A: No, the museum is not able to appraise items and collections.  Please contact the American Society of Appraiser in Washington, D.C. at 1-800-272-8258 or www.appraisers.com

Q: Didn’t find the information you were looking for?
A: Please do not hesitate to send us a question. Email us at: info@armedforcesmuseum.com



12 Responses to FAQ

  1. Joe Procopio says:

    Is the Armed Forces History Museum hiring for any positions at this time?

    • alon2392 says:

      Thank you for inquiring, but we are not hiring at this time. We are, however, always looking for volunteers. Thanks for visiting our web-site.

  2. Jen says:

    I have a lot of slides taken of the Viet Nam War. Would it be worth getting them appraised or do you consider them more “sentimental” items?

    • alon2392 says:

      The museum is unable to appraise items and/or collections. The American Society of Appraiser in Washington, D.C. at 1-800-272-8258 or http://www.appraisers.com might be better able to answer your question regarding the slides sentiment and/or appraisal value.
      Thank you for visiting our web-site.

  3. Maria Colaianni says:

    I attended the event on Saturday May 25, a lot of photographers were taking pics, are they ever going to get published and where? Thank you.

    Maria C.

    • alon2392 says:

      I would check the Abilities Foundation Facebook page and possibly contact them through their web-site. Thank you for attending the event. Such a worthy cause!!!!!

  4. Scott says:

    I have a few original unused Iraqi Electoral Ballots from the first ever election in 2005. I served in OIF II and aquired them. I’m looking to have them appraised in order to sell them but would also like to get them to a museum or gallery for people of the public to see. I feel the ballots are a part of history and Iraqi’s supported by the US Military sacrificed their own safety to vote that day.

    • alon2392 says:

      The museum does not do appraisals. However, you could contact the American Society of Appraiser in Washington, D.C. at 1-800-272-8258 or http://www.appraisers.com. The Armed Forces History Museum is only able to take donations at this time. Should you wish to donate these ballots, we would be honored to have them as part of our inventory. Thank you for visiting our website.

  5. Dave Lockard, York Springs, PA says:

    What is your policy for selling donations? I am interested in donating some war items but would be discouraged from doing so if they were offered for sale later. Is the museum a 501 c (3) facility?

    • alon2392 says:

      The Armed Forces History Museum is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. All donors fill out a donation form, which gives them the opportunity to stipulate any conditions surrounding the donation. For additional information, please contact kathy@armedforcesmuseum.com.

  6. emmanuel says:

    who wrote the article on the air warfare which explains the difference between tactical, strategic and airborne warfare

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