Americans in Wartime Experience

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Announcing Open House 2023

Americans in Wartime Experience
2023 Tank Farm Open House
Nokesville, Virginia
August 26 & 27
10am – 4pm Both Days

Military Tanks and Armored Vehicles | K9 Demos | Veteran Interviews | Living History Unit Displays and Reenactments | Historical Displays | Veteran Support Groups | Children’s Activities | Food Vendors | Flame Thrower Demos and More!

As in the past, we will showcase 50+ vehicles on display with an additional dozen that are demonstrated throughout the weekend. Among the vehicles on display are over a two hundred living historians who bring the event to life.

We invite all veterans and support organizations to put on displays each year. They, along with many historical displays will be in our main building and the outdoor areas surrounding it. We will again have food trucks so our visitors will have diverse choices for lunch. Please come out and support the Americans in Wartime Experience!
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When you register or become a member, you will receive a barcode electronically that will make your entry into the open house smoother and faster.

Those wishing not to register online can click below for directions and are welcome to register and make a donation at the gate. We ask visitors to make a donation to help offset the costs of the event as well as support the museum project. We do not require a donation to attend the event.

We love volunteers! Those interested in volunteering with the Open House please contact:

Heidi Jenkins
Director of Administration
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For those wishing to volunteer at the Tank Farm please contact:

Marc Sehring
Operations Manager
Open House, Restoration and Storage Facility
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Directions to the Open House

Held at the “Tank Farm”
13906 Aden Road, Nokesville, Virginia

FROM ROUTE 15, Proceed to Route 66, Exit toward Washington D.C. Follow directions for Interstate 66.

FROM INTERSTATE 66, take Exit 44 (Route 234) South. Drive approximately 5.5 miles to Route 28 South. Go 4.5 miles to Nokesville (a traffic light and small shopping area). Turn left at the light onto Route 652, Fitzwater Drive. Go one mile to stop sign. Turn right onto Route 646, Aden Road. Drive 4.2 miles to 13906 Aden Road. Red brick walls at entrance on the right. Proceed to marked parking area.

FROM INTERSTATE 95, take Exit 152. Take Route 234 (Dumfries Road) north toward Manassas. Go 7.1 miles to a traffic light. Turn left on to Bristow Road (Rt. 619 West). Go 0.3 miles and turn left onto Aden Road (Rt. 646). Go 5.7 miles to 13906 Aden Road. Red brick walls at entrance on the left. Proceed to marked parking area.

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COVID-19 Warning

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the Americans in Wartime Experience, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Health Acknowledgement

By entering the Tank Farm, you are confirming that you and all persons in your party are not experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at, including:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected of COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine
  • are not under any self-quarantine orders

By entering the Tank Farm, you acknowledge that you understand and will abide by the above health-and-safety requirements. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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