Myrtle Beach Military History Trolley Tour

9 Reviews | Myrtle Beach, USA

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The trolley tour, narrated by its creator, takes guests around the Market Common District in Myrtle Beach that was once the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base and an Army Air Corp Airfield during WWII which also housed a German POW camp. It makes three stops at Warbird Park where military planes are on static display, the Gen. Robert H. Reed Recreation Center which has a small military museum, and the Norton General Aviation Terminal that displays military memorabilia. Guests are divided into two groups with each half enjoying a catered reception and historical presentation at Tupelo Honey either before or after the trolley portion of the tour. This is the sixth season of this popular tour that was recognized by the local county's board of historic preservation. The talk at the reception will be given by a historic figure who helped shape the history of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. The trolley is enclosed and climate-controlled. GUESTS MUST BE AT LEAST 3 YEARS OLD FOR THIS TOUR.



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Average 5.00 out of 5 stars based on 9 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Colleen_Y, Oct 2022 Verified
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.
johnmU8292EU, Feb 2022 Verified
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.
SunshinePalace, Mar 2021 Verified
Everything! The reception afterward was was so nice to meet a person that was here during the WWII
corneliaz431, Jan 2021 Verified
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!
timothyswiftca, Jan 2021 Verified
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
Y5217IUchristines, Jan 2021 Verified
Excellent tour. Our guide was terrific and the reception and speaker at Tupelo Honey was great. Highly recommend.
Phyllis_N, Nov 2020 Verified
Exceeded my expectations! Definitely add this to your must see list! Myrtle Beach is so rich in history that I was not aware of.
Laura_Z, Nov 2020 Verified
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!
Q1037WDthomass, Sep 2020 Verified
Growing up in Myrtle Beach when the USAF base was an active military installation and being retired AF with 26 years of honorable service, I was very interested in the military history trolley tour. I was impressed with the historical information presented during the tour. Stop offs at War Bird Park getting to touch the AF air planes that served our nation at the former base and observing the redevelopment of the closed base was a highlight of the tour. The tour guide was exceptionally knowledge of the history of the base dating back to WWII and since its reactivation in 1954. I encourage everyone to take advantage of the tour to learn the history of the AF's presence in Myrtle Beach for almost 40 years. Buddy Styers, Colonel, USAF, Ret.

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