The New England Air Museum is thrilled to announce a series of exciting travel opportunities for aviation enthusiasts that will take place throughout the coming year. The trips, which are designed to give participants a unique insight into the world of aviation, will take them to some of the most exciting and historic destinations across the United States.
“Open to both museum members and non-members, the trips take travelers behind the scenes at museums and cultural attractions around the world,” said Amanda Goodheart Parks, director of education at the New England Air Museum. “By combining aerospace with local history, art, and culture, these trips provide small group adult learning experiences that appeal to everyone, from avid aviation fans to casual travelers.”
This year’s trips, available for booking on the museum’s website, include:
A Day on Mount Hope Bay: Battleship Cove and Linden Place: On June 14, visitors can explore the naval heritage of Battleship Cove, home to five National Historical Landmark vessels including the U.S.S. Massachusetts. Guests will enjoy a private Director’s Tour and self-guided time on the vessels before heading across Mount Hope Bay to Bristol, R.I. for lunch and a guided tour of Linden Place, an 1810 mansion along Bristol’s historic waterfront.
Long Island Getaway: Aerospace, Art, and History: From Aug. 22–24, this bus trip will take visitors to the Cradle of Aviation Museum for a behind-the-scenes aircraft restoration facility tour. The trip also includes visits to Old Westbury Gardens, the Nassau County Museum of Art, and a special guided bus tour of George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring sites in historic Setauket.
Historic Pennsylvania: From Past to Present: From Oct. 2–7, visitors can enjoy Pennsylvania with overnight stays in the Brandywine Valley, Lancaster County and Reading. The trip includes visits to the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Hagley Museum, Gettysburg National Military Park and Museum, and the Hershey Story Museum. Guests will also enjoy a private guided bus tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield, a ride on the Strasburg Railroad, a private bus tour of Amish Country, and a wine, cheese, and chocolate tasting at the Vineyard at Hershey.
“We are excited to be able to offer our visitors these unforgettable travel opportunities,” said president and CEO Stephanie Abrams. “We plan to return to our pre-Covid offerings of international trips in the near future.”
New England Air Museum Travel Programs are capped at 30 participants, and fees include transportation, first-class accommodations, and most meals in addition to all admissions, excursions, and gratuities, as well as a dedicated onsite guide on duty throughout the trip. To learn more about these trips or to book your spot, visit the New England Air Museum website at neam.org/pages/travel-programs or call 860-623-3305 ext. 313.