Heroes & Legends

Although decades have passed, reminders of World War II can still be found in beaches, pastures, towns, and cities across Europe. This journey includes poignant visits to museums, memorials, and battle sites where Allied forces fought bravely for the freedoms we enjoy today. For golf enthusiasts, it also includes coveted tee times on courses in the Normandy region of France and the breathtaking lowlands of Scotland, and a ticket to the final round of the 2018 Open Championship. Golf was hardly just a game when World War II ended—it signaled an attempt to return to normalcy in the postwar period, a return to pastimes largely forgotten in the chaos of a world at war.

World at War: The Heroism of World War II
Join us on this unforgettable journey and experience World War II where it happened. See 82nd & 101st Airborne paratrooper landing sites near the town of Saint-Mère-Église, visit Brécourt Manor and Utah Beach, where Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. rallied the landing infantry at Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach, and hear the dramatic stories of the first soldiers to reach the bluffs. Participate in a special wreath presentation ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial and visit Scotland’s National Museum of Flight at East Fortune Airfield. Learn about the pivotal invention of radar at the birthplace of Sir Robert Watson-Watt. 

A World at Peace: Eisenhower at Ease
A round of golf at St. Andrews was one of the items on Eisenhower's agenda when he visited Scotland with his wife and son late in 1946. Enjoy those coveted tee times on courses in the Normandy region of France and the breathtaking lowlands of Scotland: Omaha Beach Golf Club, Golf Barrière Deauville, Gleneagles, and Edzell Golf Club. Stand in hushed awe as the world’s best golfers compete in the final round of the 2018 British Open at Carnoustie Golf Links. Take advantage of the post-tour extension and stay on to watch five-time Open Championship winner and three-time Senior Open Champion Tom Watson compete again at the Senior Open Championship on The Old Course at Scotland’s St. Andrews Links.

This exclusive trip is a part of our President's Program, which gives guests the opportunity travel with Museum President & CEO Stephen Watson.

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