Take a drive along the Ohio Homefront to Warfront Trail and visit 10 WWII-related museums in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII.
This September marks the 75th anniversary of the ending of World War II. To celebrate, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and nine other Ohio museums have joined forces to create the new Ohio Homefront to Warfront Trail.
The driving route spans over 500 miles across the state of Ohio, stopping at 10 historical museums. From wartime manufacturing to real airplanes used in WWII and veteran history, you’ll learn all about Ohio’s storied history in World War II.
Although the museums celebrate WWII and victory all year long, there is a special commemoration August 15 – September 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the war’s end.
The following museums are included on the Homefront to Warfront Trail:
- Dennison Railroad Depot Museum (Dennison, Ohio)
- The Ernest Warther Museum (Dover, Ohio)
- MAPS Air Museum (North Canton, Ohio)
- Olde Main Street Museum (Newcomerstown, Ohio)
- Fletcher General Hospital & Fletcher Chapel (Cambridge, Ohio)
- National Museum of Cambridge Glass (Cambridge, Ohio)
- National Museum of the U.S. Air Force™ (Dayton, Ohio)
- WACO Air Museum (Troy, Ohio)
- Champaign Aviation Museum (Urbana, Ohio)
- National Veterans Memorial & Museum (Columbus, Ohio)
Note: Please check with each museum for their hours and to be sure they’re open before you head out on the trail.
Use the Trail as your Ohio summer bucket list, or make a weekend road trip out of it. Either way, you’ll finish your trip knowing all about how our great state contributed to victory in World War II.