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AAF Tank Museum

3401 US-29 BUS, Danville, VA 24540, United States


The mission of the AAF Tank Museum is to collect, restore, display and preserve as many artifacts of cavalry and tank as possible. Preserve men's and women's memories so that present and future generations can learn from and explore a significant portion of military history.

The aim of the AAF Tank Museum is to educate the general public about the sacrifices made by so many soldiers. Teaching about these sacrifices by showing war and its weapons. Increasing knowledge of the realities of war and remembering those who were lost or missing in war or conflict.



The AAF Tank Museum is a living memorial devoted to the world's cavalry and tank soldiers. Before 1981, some of the artifacts that formed the AAF Tank Museum belonged to Mr William Gasser's private collection. Mr. Gasser found his collection to be useful in informing current and future generations about the sacrifices and innovations learned during the war. Therefore, the AAF Tank Museum was founded as a charitable non-profit organization in 1981 and Mr. Gasser donated his private collection to the Tank Museum. Mr. Gasser is still active as volunteer director and curator of the Tank Museum, and the museum has great experience in military history.


About William Gasser

Another such enjoyer is the owner and operator of the museum, William Gasser, who has collected old tanks since the 1970s-1980s. In 2003 he opened his present museum, bringing almost 3,000 tons of tanks and machinery into a vast area of 330,000 square feet, giving him space to display his collection of rolling coffins. Besides appreciating the engineering wonder of large vehicles, Gasser founded the museum for all those who died in the war, particularly by tanks.


The Display

The tanks in the museum originate from almost every era of war, from World War I to Operation Desert Storm. Many are simply parked as if they were on display in a car collector's garage, while others have been put among restored scenes with terrain and soldier models. It could be one of the best TANKS presentations in America.


This amazing museum is located near the following museums in Danville, California:


  • Blackhawk Museum
  • Veterans Memorial Building of San Ramon Valley
  • Museum of the San Ramon Valley
  • The Spirit Of The Old West
  • Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History
  • Danville Science Center
  • AAF Tank Museum
  • Langhorne House
  • Schoolfield Museum


All of these wonderful museums are located just a short distance from our location on Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Robert Arnone CPA.






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