Air Force One Arrives on Chesapeake Bay

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If you’ve done any boating on Chesapeake Bay, especially on the Potomac River near Washington, DC, chances are decent you’ve seen one of the 747-200B/VC-25 jets that are known as Air Force One when President Trump is onboard. This week, Chesapeake boaters did a double take, as a replica of the aircraft was floated up the Chesapeake Bay to National Harbor on the Potomac River.

The replica airplane was barged down from Rhode Island, where it was assembled, and is part of the Air Force One Experience, a division of the Children’s Democracy Project. Inside is an accurate representation of what Air Force One looks like, as well as interactive displays.

The replica aircraft arrived at National Harbor, only a mile or two south of Washington, DC, proper on Monday. The exhibit will open to visitors on October 19 for a limited time. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for seniors age 65 and older and active military and $15 for children ages six to 12. It takes approximately an hour to get through the exhibit. Tickets are available online here