Americans in Wartime Experience
The Project

Educate. Honor. Inspire.

Three words. One clear vision.

The Americans in Wartime Experience will educate students (and other visitors, of course). It will honor all who served our nation during times of conflict. And it will inspire us all to exhibit the kind of courage and character we've seen in so many who gave of themselves to serve and defend our nation during wartime. Learn more:
The AWE Mission
The Americans in Wartime Experience (AWE) is dedicated to honoring and telling the stories of all who served our nation—often at great personal cost—during times of conflict.

This educational and historical project will be highlighted by the property being developed in Prince William County, Virginia, and by...

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Military Vehicles
The idea for a museum to honor American veterans arose among a group of Vietnam Veterans in Manassas, Virginia in the mid-1990s. Over the years, their passionate vision and dedication to build a museum caught the attention of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, who expressed support for the project.

In 2003, the Museum's Board decided to expand the initial vision...

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Exhibits and Artifacts
The Americans in Wartime Experience (AWE) will be located on nearly 70 acres in Prince William County, Virginia, just 15 miles south of the Capital Beltway and 22 miles south of Washington, D.C. The property for the site was donated by the Hylton Family, and is situated just south of Potomac Mills Mall, one of Virginia’s most popular...

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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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