• 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.


  • 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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