“Tank Farm” in Nokesville

If you or your kids love tanks and history, the “Tank Farm” in Nokesville is a must. This event happens annually one weekend in the fall. They display over 50 vehicles with an additional dozen demonstrated throughout the weekend. These tanks are from WWI to the modern era. Among the vehicles on display are over a hundred living historians who bring the event to life.

There are family-friendly activities such as vehicles, living history displays, a scavenger hunt, a veterans round table and much more! 

Location: 13906 Aden Road, Nokesville, VA 20181

Time: September 25-26, 2021 /10 am to 4 pm both days

Cost: Suggested $10 donation per adult

Website: Americans in Wartime Museum

Here’s some of what you’ll find:

  • Vehicle Demonstration
  • Flame Thrower Demonstration
  • Police K9 Demonstration
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Semper K9 Assistance Dog Demonstration
  • Drawing for Vehicle Rides
  • U.S. Marine Corps Historical Company Demonstration

Here are some of the vehicles that have been displayed:

  • M1917 6 Ton Tank
  • M5A1 Stuart Light Tank
  • M24 Chaffee Light Tank
  • M4A3 Sherman Tank
  • M10 Tank Destroyer
  • M18 Tank Destroyer
  • Rapid Deployment Light Tank
  • (AAI)Humvee Ambulance
  • M36 Tank Destroyer
  • M3 Lee Tank
  • M7 Priest Self Propelled Howitzer
  • LVT4M41 Walker Bulldog Light Tank
  • M42 Duster
  • M113 Armored Personnel Carrier
  • M114 Armored Recon Vehicle
  • WLA Harley Davidson Motor Cycle

The following items of interest are also available:

  • Museum Membership Signups
  • Museum Merchandise Sales
  • 9/11 Artifacts on Display
  • Voices of Freedom Recording Studio and Interview
  • Children’s Scavenger Hunt
  • Brickmania Display
  • Artifacts and Display in Hangar
  • Calvary Horses
  • Working K9s
  • Food & Drinks

My war history loving son was in tank heaven. He did not want to leave. There was so much to see. There were several tanks he could climb on and the demonstrations were so cool.

If you want to get your tank fix before or after the “Tank Farm,” visit the “Tank Museum” in Danville, VA. It has the most extensive collection of International Tank and Cavalry artifacts found anywhere in the world. They have 119 Tanks and Artillery, plus uniforms, headgear and much more dating from 1509 to present.

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