WW II Armor Museum On The Grounds Of Old Bethpage Village Restoration Aiding Nassau County’s Tourism Industry While Generating New Park Revenue
In a move designed to further strengthen Nassau County’s tourism and the county’s destination tourism industry while providing a new source of revenue for the county’s park system, the Museum of American Armor will build a 25,000 square foot facility just inside the grounds of Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage.
The ability of the museum to create a military armored column that replicates the sights and sounds of American forces during World War II offers one of the most compelling educational tools our region has in telling the seminal story of American courage, valor and sacrifice. Placing it in this unique setting of vintage farm houses and country roads creates a virtual time machine that ensures a powerful regional, national and international destination for visitors.
This multipurpose effort of OBVR is also an unprecedented opportunity to expand the scope of the complex by creating a complimentary use and thereby reawakening public awareness, improving attendance and strengthening revenue for a county park system that has been hurt by the recession.