April 2022



Event Details

The 2022 Military History and Armed Forces Symposium on Fri., April 29 through Sun., May 1 will feature a variety of programs and interactive activities that explore the past, present and future of the American military. From presentations and panel discussions from special guests to static and active demonstrations of military equipment and vehicles to gallery talks, this comprehensive event will be the largest ever held in this region. Guests will also experience historical interpreters and period musicians throughout the museum and park.

Friday’s events have been designed with students in mind and will provide both military-and-history-related content perfect for school groups. For student group scholarships, email Sheridan Wells at swells@discoveryparkofamerica.com or call 731-599-1132.

In addition to bringing back the popular Lantern Walk this year, the 2022 event will include a members-only reception with entertainment provided by Operation Song and an early American folk dance with live music and dance instruction provided by the 52nd Regimental String Band. The band will also be performing during a church service in Discovery Park’s late-19th century chapel on Sunday morning.

Guests will experience:

  • Historical interpreters
  • Static and active military vehicles and equipment on display
  • Period Musicians
  • Weapons and transportation demonstrations
  • Experts on a variety of topics relevant to the past, present and future of the military
  • Gallery talks with Discovery Park educators
  • Jason Pate photo exhibit
  • The U.S. Navy “Nimitz” Virtual Reality Experience

All active military personnel and veterans will receive free admission to Discovery Park during all three days of this event.



April 29 (Friday) - May 1 (Sunday)


Discovery Park of America

830 Everett Boulevard, Union City TN 38261