BWT & COVID-19
Please be advised that in an abundance of caution amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Beyond Words Tours has been cancelled for the 2021 tourism season.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this decision may cause and we look forward to welcoming you on board in 2022!
Take it From Kevin T.
TOUR AT A GLANCE
Beyond Words Tour – A Come From Away Experience is a tour of Gander, showcasing some of the key locals, places, and events of the week of 9/11/2001 in Gander. The tour will take you to the Gander International Airport, Gander Town Hall, an exclusive mini exhibit, driving tour around key areas of the town and concluding at the North Atlantic Aviation Museum where you can have as much time to browse as you require.
The tour begins with where it all started, the airport, the stepping off point for the passengers once allowed to disembark their planes. They were brought through, taken care of and organized before being sent out into Gander and surrounding towns. At the town hall, there will be an exclusive look at the mayors office and a presentation by a notable local person! An exclusive mini-exhibit will be set up at one of the tour stops where tour patrons will gain an inside look at some of the things that the plane people had left behind or had sent back to Gander after the fact whether it was in 2001 or years later.
WHO WE ARE
The North Atlantic Aviation Museum opened its doors in 1996, and is dedicated to preserving and presenting stories and artifacts highlighting Gander’s role in the development of Trans Atlantic Aviation.
The exhibit, covering the time period from 1935 to 2001, provides a rich narrative of Gander’s short but fascinating history.
Learn about Gander’s role as an important strategic base during WWII, how the town earned the nickname “Crossroads of the World”, why Gander was known throughout the Eastern Bloc, and finally hear the story of Gander’s unexpected role, in the days following 9/11.
Beyond Words Tours is a fundraising project of the North Atlantic Aviation Museum in support of the Ferry Command Memorial Hall, a permanent home for our prized Hudson Bomber… learn more