Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum, Fort Lauderdale
(4.7/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
Serving as one among 257 air stations during World War II, and as one of a few specialty schools for training on the TBM/TBF Avenger aircraft, the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale (NASFL) made a big impact in the South Florida region, and the United States as a whole. The NAS Fort Lauderdale Museum (also known as the Link Trainer Building #8), stands as the only reminder of a naval complex of more than 200 buildings.
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  • We only had 1/2 hour left to see the museum before their closing hours and the volunteer stayed over for 45 more minutes to show us the museum. We will be back to see much much more-wonderful museum! 
  • We accidentally found the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum while looking through a magazine. We visited this week and were treated to a treasure of artifacts and a wealth of information. Our g...  more »
  • Nice little Museum on history of the Naval base that helped build Ft Lauderdale and History of the area 
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  • Became a volunteer for the museum a month ago and I'm having one of the most exciting experiences of my life. Contributing my time and effort to maintain this museum's historic footnote in American history is both fun as well as endearing. As a docent and (hopefully) historian in the future, I find teaching the populace at large a pivotal motion to give accurate info about WW2 on the frontlines and at home. Even further, from the Korean War to the present day. In turn, I hope to learn more from retired vets and other source's of credible significance about what I know and separate fact from fiction. Anyway, I recommend all ages with adult supervision for preteens and below.
  • We've been coming to Fort Lauderdale for years, but this was our first visit to the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum. What a discovery! An historical treasure trove. With Gary Adams as our guide we learned so much about WWII aviation history, it's actors, pilots, leaders. Photographs, artifacts, models, historical records of all kinds distinguish this too little known museum. In sum, a really thrilling experience. We also had the honor of meeting Edgar "Buddy" Galvin, a navigator, among other accomplishments, on B-24s based in England during WWII. His stories were as riveting as was kindness in answering our many quetions. A rare opportunity to meet someone whose first hand experience informed our understanding that period of our history. In short, we will return to this museum often. Highly recommended!
  • Awesome WW2 museum! Amazing artifacts! Definitely worth going and checking out! Highly recommend!
  • On The National Register of Historic Places. With the help of an all volunteer staff this museum has been instrumental in preserving the memory of Flight 19, one of the great aviation mysteries. Flight 19 flew out of NAS Fort Lauderdale on 5 December 1945, to vanish into the Bermuda Triangle. In addition, 19 year old future US President George H. W. Bush lived at this base as an Ensign, to train as a torpedo/bomber pilot. From October 1942 to October 1946 the base would train American and British pilots and thousands of aircrewmen from the US and other countries. In December 1999, the building was relocated to its permanent site at 4000 West Perimeter Rd., 2 blocks west from its original location.
  • Fascinating look into the naval air history of the region. Admission is free and it packed wall to wall with WWII artifacts and photographs, as well as an extensive library with books containing related subject matter. The museum is a non-profit with volunteers that either worked on the air base themselves or have very close connections to it. This place is a must-visit!