• April 1 - Columbus Day: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Columbus Day - November 30: 9 am - 4 pm
  • December 1 - March 31: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm
  • Closed: Thanskgiving Day, Cristmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day
  • Guided tours
  • self-guided tours
  • video
  • QR codes on aircraft
  • summer “camp” programs
  • interactives
  • special events
  • Gift shop
  • bus parking
  • ADA accessible museum and restrooms
  • Adult $12
  • children 3-12 $10
  • Active Service free with ID

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

Cape May Airport, Rio Grande, NJ 08242

(609) 886-8787


Naval Air Station Wildwood Museum, is located in restored Hangar #1 at Cape May Airport. The hangar, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been transformed into an Aviation Museum that houses a number of aircraft, special exhibits, and educational interactive displays. ● From 1943 to 1945, NASW served as an active dive-bomber squadron training facility for Naval aviators during World War II. In October 1944, NASW saw its peak activity with 16,994 take offs and landings in a one-month period. Over the course of its operation as a training facility, 129 crashes occurred near the site and at least 42 airman lost their lives. Today, the museum honors those who served and preserves and interprets military aviation history.


WHAT TO SEE AND DO

  • Climb a real air traffic control tower
  • Sit in the cockpit of a combat airplane
  • Explore the interactive science of flight exhibit
  • Become a pilot with flight simulator games
  • Walk among 26 planes and helicopters including the F-14 Tomcat, MiG-15, T-33 Thunderbird, OH 6 – Cayuse and UH-1 Huy Helicopter
  • Attend the annual AIRFEST and tours of WWII aircraft

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