Armed Forces Military Museum, Largo, Florida

I had been wanting to visit the Armed Forces Military Museum in Largo, Florida but never got around to putting it on my calendar. When we finally did, the announcement came out that they were closing the doors at the end of January. So, we made a weekend trip to the west coast of Florida to check out the museum and were greatly impressed.

The back story on the museum closing is that the owner, John Piazza Sr, passed away back in October 2016. A lot of the stuff at the museum, he collected over the years and wanted to share with the public. Others joined him and made available various uniforms and equipment. As noted on their website, the museum operated in the red since its owning and the museum’s board of directors decided that this could not continue.

The museum closed at the end of January 2017, so don’t plan on visiting the site. Hopefully, my trip, with photos, will help you explore and appreciate what was on display.

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My family booked a ride on the M8 Greyhound, which was a 10 minute ride around the back part of the property. This vehicle was restored on property and has lineage back to WW2.

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Outside was a M103 turret.
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armed_forces_museum_dec_2016-40M5-A1 Stuart Light tank on display.

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M4A3 Sherman

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M41 Walker Bulldog on display.

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M47 Patton on display. Some pictures of the interior.

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