Create a Memorable Military Reunion at the Armed Forces History Museum
Why just plan a military reunion when you can create a memorable event at the Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, FL. The critically acclaimed, award-winning AFHM has affordable rates and flexible space, and provides the perfect backdrop for your military reunion. At the center of the museum is the Officers’ Club, which can accommodate up to 90 individuals. The OC is a partial replica of a quonset hut with large, vintage photographs lining the walls. The museum’s total capacity of 836 is ideal for accommodating larger groups.
Arrangements can also be made for a museum docent to provide a formal tour to your reunion group. Our event coordinator will gladly assist in coordinating any catering needs via outside caterers. The museum can also provide your group with A/V equipment, such as microphone, podium and screen and a 50” television, which can be used to display any videos or photos you may have put together for your group’s walk down memory lane.
For more information about scheduling a military reunion at the AFHM, please contact Kathy Weed, Marketing Coordinator at (727) 539-8371 ext. 110 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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“The reunion was a huge success, thanks in large part to you and your staff. The museum was a huge hit!” –Jeff, 20th Armor Division WWII Reunion
“Thank you for all your help in making this a wonderful reunion for the WWII Veterans of USS Honolulu…we appreciate the museum and staff.”—Ed, USS Honolulu Reunion
Not only does the museum provide a unique venue for your group, the Tampa Bay Area provides an endless number of activities and sightseeing opportunities while you are visiting the area. Read below to learn more about the AFHM and the Tampa Bay area.
What the Armed Forces History Museum and Tampa Bay Area Provides
About the Museum
Embark upon a historical journey as your reunion group tours the museum boasting more than 100,000 pieces of memorabilia in over 35,000 square feet of indoor displays with countless interactive dioramas and displays and oral histories. The quality is unsurpassed and the attention to detail immerses visitors into each era, beginning with a journey through a WWI trench. Outdoors, visitors can explore an additional 15,000 sq. ft., which includes a MiG 21 Supersonic Jet. The museum houses a number of quality, fully-restored, fully-operational vehicles, tanks and armament.
The museum is conveniently open six days a week – Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 PM. Rentals can be secured during or after museum hours.
WWII M8 Rides and Motion Theater Simulator
Additional fun can be experienced at the Armed Forces History Museum with a ride on an authentic WWII M8 Reconnaissance Vehicle. This once-in-a-lifetime ride is exhilarating for ‘kids’ all ages. The museum also has a motion theater simulator similar to those found at Universal Studios. Choose from one of ten rides (mild to aggressive) and experience a barn storming WWI bi-plane ride or take off the deck of an aircraft carrier on a very important mission. Also included are such adventures an African Safari, a Volcano Mine Ride and the Grand Prix Raceway.
The AFHM Is Centrally Located
The Armed Forces History Museum is located at the heart of the Tampa Bay area – just 30 minutes from Tampa International and less than 15 minutes from some of the finest Gulf Beaches. Accommodations can be made in the downtown Tampa area or in one of the many high-quality hotels that line the pristine beaches of the Gulf Coast from Clearwater Beach to St. Petersburg Beach. The area has a number of charter services available to assist your group with transportation to and from the museum as well as any other scheduled group activities.
Tampa Bay Area – A Cornucopia of Things to Do
The Tampa Bay area has a number of diverse opportunities for visitors of all ages making it the perfect complement to your military reunion. The Don Caesar Hotel on St. Pete Beach, a noted landmark in the area, has roots in WWII – as it was converted in 1942 into a military hospital.
The Tampa Bay area climate provides plenty of blue skies and subtropical weather for year-round outdoor activity enjoyment. An endless number of local events and community activities are always available for people of all ages. Visit one of the many local parks and explore miles of walking trails. See Ybor City, other local museums or indulge in a day cruise or dinner cruise. The area is rich with cultural experiences including the Straz Center and the St. Pete Times Forum, located inTampa, Ruth Eckerd Hall located in Clearwater, and Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg.
Enjoy the artistic eclectic flair of Gulfport, the sponge docks of Tarpon Springs, revitalized downtown St. Petersburg and the beautiful Straub Park. Visit the area’s icon – the Pier, which offers both dining and shopping.
The Tampa Bay area also has a number of excellent golf courses for the avid golfer and the endless shoreline provides plenty of real-estate for fishing. Enjoy off-shore fishing with one of many fishing charters provided in the area. Orlando, home of the many popular theme parks, is less than two hours from Tampa Bay. Closer to home – in the heart of Tampa – enjoy Busch Gardens and/or Adventure Island.
Beautiful Gulf Coast Beaches
The Tampa Bay area is host to some of the best beaches in the world such as Ft.DeSoto Park, Sand Key Park, Honeymoon Island, St. Pete Beach and Clearwater. One of the most noted beaches is Caledesi Island just off Clearwater Beach, accessible only by ferry. For the adventurous, parasailing and wave runner rentals are available up and down the coast.
Fine Dining and Fabulous Shopping
Fresh food and great shopping is in abundance in the area. Many of the local restaurants serve fresh fish caught from their own fishing boats. Add the ambiance of inter-coastal dining offered by many, and the experience far transcends the ordinary. Shop any one of the many shops along the beaches or one of the areas distinctive malls such as International Plaza.
When considering a venue to host your next military reunion, consider the Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, FL and enjoy not only one of the best museum’s in the world, but experience the cultural, carefree lifestyle offered in the Tampa Bay area.