Trinity Site Motor Coach Tour
October 6, 2018
3198 State Route 2001 Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
- New Mexico Museum of Space History
- $75 per person, or $65 for museum members. Go online and reserve your tickets early!
- Contact Name:
- Cathy Harper
- Contact E-mail Address:
- Contact Phone Number:
- 575-437-2840 ext. 41132 or toll free at 1-877-333-6589
On July 16, 1945, a tremendous explosion in the New Mexico desert marked the beginning of the end of World War II. The world’s first atomic bomb was detonated on that day at Trinity Site, on the north end of what is now White Sands Missile Range.
Renowned local historian Pete Eidenbach will accompany guests, and give an in-depth talk on the bomb’s history, along with unique insight into local history. Once on site, guests enjoy a brown bag lunch, visit to the McDonald House and go on a walking tour of Trinity Site. On the way back, guests enjoy a special onboard showing of Trinity: The Atomic Bomb Movie. Once at the museum, guests will be treated to a guided tour to wind up the day.
Trinity Site is open to the public only twice each year, on the first Saturday in April and again on the first Saturday in October. White Sands Missile Range hosts the annual events because this national historic site is on the north end of the normally highly restricted range. Special interpretation at the site is provided by Missile Range staff. All visitors must have government issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license or passport.
The roughly 140 mile round trip from Alamogordo to Trinity Site crosses through a large area of White Sands Missile Range. There are no facilities and no stopping along the route once the caravan has left Tularosa, although the museum’s motor coach does have onboard restrooms.
Limited advance tickets are on sale now through the museum’s marketing department or online, and include the round trip to Trinity Site, guided tour, brownbag lunch, and guided tour of the museum.