See The History

The Emerald Coast is quite famous for its sugar white sands and coastal lifestyle.

What a lot of people who visit aren’t aware of is that this area has an important military history.

Our area is big on the military and we love our veterans.

Learn a little bit about our history as well as the Air Force at the Air Force Armament Museum. Located right outside of Shalimar, the AFAM is the only museum in the world that focusesĀ on artifacts associated with Air Force Armament and its platforms of delivery.

Experience aviation warfare armament from World War I through the modern day!

ASR71Cockpitn extensive exhibition of weaponry and interactive displays is certain to delight the veterans and military enthusiasts in your group.

Outside displays include vintage military aircraft such as the fastest plane ever built: the SR-71 Blackbird!

Inside are four aircraft representing specificĀ eras. The P-51 Mustang and the P-47Ā Thunderbolt represent World War II. The F-80 Shooting Star comes from the Korean War and the F-105 Thunderchief was used in Vietnam.

P47ThunderboltThe museum was built in 1976 in an old Enlisted Club facility where it stayed until 1981. A new museum was built and deeded to the United States Air Force in 1985. More than a million visitors have now experienced this unique Emerald Coast attraction.

Fun for the entire family!

Many important military-related ceremonies occur at the facility now. Frequent visits by school, church and veterans groups have made the museum an important educational, cultural and social landmark in the Destin/Ft. Walton Beach area.

The AFAM is open daily from 9:30 am. to 4:30 pm, Monday through Saturday except for federal holidays. Admission is free and tours are self-guided. For more information visit http://www.afarmamentmuseum.com/

Looking for more out-of-the-ordinary or specifically themed attractions to see while in the Destin area? Ask our helpful staff to make recommendations during your stay with Sea Oats, the last of its kind beachfront motel.

Call today at 833-803-3320Ā to book your stay or to ask our friendly staff about pricing andĀ availability.