Myrtle Beach Military History Trolley Tour
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Myrtle Beach
Discover the fascinating military history of Myrtle Beach on a trolley tour. Visit former Air Force bases, a POW camp, and see military planes and memorabilia. Don't miss this unique experience!
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Myrtle Beach - The first stop the trolley makes is at Warbird Park where guests can see actual military planes on static display that were once flown at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.
  • Myrtle Beach - The second trolley stop will be made at the General Robert H. Reed Recreation Center that houses a small military museum.
  • Myrtle Beach - The third trolley stop will be a brief visit to the Norton General Aviation Terminal at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. The building is on the site of the former Base Operations Building of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base and has military memorabilia on display.
  • Myrtle Beach - To maintain social distancing, the guests will be divided into two groups of 16. For those who take the trolley portion of the tour first, then their fourth and final stop will be at Tupelo Honey for a catered reception and historical presentation at 3 PM. For those who enjoy the reception first at 2 PM, they will also be brought back to Tupelo Honey at the end of the trolley portion of the tour.
What's Included
  • Snacks
Additional Information

The tram excursion, guided by its originator, transports visitors throughout the Market Common District in Myrtle Beach, formerly known as the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base and an Army Air Corp Airfield during the Second World War, which also accommodated a German POW camp. It halts thrice at Warbird Park where military aircrafts are exhibited, the Gen. Robert H. Reed Recreation Center featuring a minimal military museum, and the Norton General Aviation Terminal showcasing military mementos. Attendees are segregated into two batches, each indulging in a hosted reception and historical discussion at Tupelo Honey either preceding or following the tram sector of the journey. This marks the sixth consecutive year of this admired journey that was acknowledged by the local county’s board for historical preservation. A distinguished historical personality, who significantly contributed to the history of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, will be addressing the gathering at the reception. The tram is an enclosed and temperature-regulated entity. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS OLD FOR THIS JOURNEY.

Location
3042 Howard Ave
Howard Avenue
Meet at The Market Common (beside the airport between Hwy. 17 Bypass and Hwy. 17 Business also known as Kings Hwy.) in front the restaurant called Tupelo Honey
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Timothy_h
Sep 23, 2023
Very informative the... - Very informative the history of the base and the men who served there it was well done and well presented
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Lorraine_m
Mar 4, 2023
Learn how our Veterans made such sacrifices for us - The whole trip was excellent. Katherine was so friendly, very knowledgeable. She really enjoys her job, very enthusiastic. The veteran was just wonderful. This was the 2nd time we went on this military tour. We all recommend not only veterans but non-vets to learn and appreciate what they did for all of us. Thank you. Also a special thank you to our trolley driver.
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Colleen_y
Oct 19, 2022
Fascinating military history trolley tour - We attended with tour with my parents. My dad was a colonel in the airforce. we found the tour very interesting and enjoyable. We also really enjoyed the guest speaker portion of the tour. He was fascinating.
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Johnmu8292eu
Feb 12, 2022
Excellent tour - The guest speaker, retired Ltd. Colonel Barton shared his experiences about the Myrtle Beach air base. The tour guide was also excellent and shared the history of the base.
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Sunshinepalace
Mar 6, 2021
Very informative. - Everything! The reception afterward was great...it was so nice to meet a person that was here during the WWII
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Corneliaz431
Jan 30, 2021
Aviation and real estate development history - Highly recommend for US aviation history buffs, people interested in real estate development and local history. On the Socially distanced enclosed “trolley” you see remaining repurposed buildings from Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, make short stops at significant spots, finish with yummy food and fascinating slide show/talk by one of the A-10 pilots!
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Timothyswiftca
Jan 23, 2021
Super interesting and fun tour of the old Myrtle Beach Air Force Base - Myrtle Beach Military History Trolley Tour, We loved our tour of the old Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, which is now known as Market Common. Our tour guide was knowledgeable of the base’s rich history and passionate about relaying this information to the people on her tour. The tour consisted in two sections, a driving/walking tour, and a video presentation at Tupelo Honey restaurant. I especially enjoyed driving through the base housing district seeing where the base personnel lived, which is still there today, and seeing some of the base aircraft on display in the outdoor area of Warbird Park, and a Army Corp Airfield that was used as a bombing and Gunnery range during WWII. After the driving portion of the tour we went to the Tupelo Honey restaurant for the video presentation of the tour where we were served some delicious Southern appetizers and listened to a retired Air Force colonel that was part of the base history discuss the fascinating operation of the base from WWII to when it was closed down in March, 1993. I highly recommend this tour to anyone that has an interest in the U.S. military, aviation, or learning more about the history of the Myrtle Beach area. Tim & Angela
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Y5217iuchristines
Jan 15, 2021
A must do! - Excellent tour. Our guide was terrific and the reception and speaker at Tupelo Honey was great. Highly recommend.
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Laura_z
Nov 7, 2020
Great Local Military History Tour! - Interesting tour of the Market Common area which used to be the old Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. Many of the old military buildings and base housing are still in use throughout the community. The tour included an interesting talk from a local retired Air Force Colonel (the plane he flew is on display at Warbird Park in Market Common) while enjoying appetizers at Tupelo Honey. As a new resident of Market Common, highly recommend!
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Phyllis_n
Nov 7, 2020
5 Stars - Exceeded my expectations! Definitely add this to your must see list! Myrtle Beach is so rich in history that I was not aware of.
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