Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach

4.8
#2 of 6 in Museums in Virginia Beach
Home to one of the largest collections of warbirds, Military Aviation Museum displays planes from all over the world, including some of the first-ever war planes. Many of them surround a U.S. Air Force hangar that's been converted into the attraction's main museum. Almost every plane has been restored for flying by the Fighter Factory and the Aviation Institute of Maintenance. Check the website for a schedule of air shows, which include planes from World War I and World War II. A reference library and exhibit of artifacts tell the stories of the planes on display outside. Plan your Military Aviation Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Virginia Beach using our Virginia Beach holiday planner.
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  • A fantastic experience. We could not believe that this is one of the largest private collections of vintage warplanes in the world. The Volunteers' knowledge make the experience more remarkable and wh...  more »
  • Great museum with loads of antique planes that all are in flyable condition. Well worth the price of admission.  more »
  • Sure I like aviation as much as any guy - but I can't say I was excited to go, until I walked into the first building - it will Blow You Away! This is unlike the DC Air and Space Museum , as here 99% ...  more »
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  • Excellent collection of war birds! A very informed staff and tour guides! The kids had fun and asked lots of questions. Love that they are always expanding the exhibits....can't wait to see what the watch tower looks like when it's complete! Lots of great history!
  • While not the biggest, this is the single coolest aviation museum I have ever seen. Nearly every aircraft on display is in flying condition and you can really tell that it is the main focus of the museum. Every staff member I asked was able to point at a plane and say "I fly that one," with amazing stories to boot! Definitely worth going out of your way to visit.
  • This place is a treasure. If you enjoy and appreciate the development of aircraft from the start and military aviation history, and the work being done to care and preserve the them.... this place has so much to offer you. The staff was available and answered my questions with real interest. This is a spectacular collection of aircraft on the East Coast. Also this is an active facility of restoration and maintenance. Some planes I had only heard and read about, that were now up close and they are fully operational. I left there with a real excitement to read about and learn more about the military aviation in our history. There were so many points that we enjoyed during our time there.
  • Wish we had more time to see all the wonderful planes. You could spend hours there since there is so much to see and the guild said that 90% of the planes can fly. That was so amazing to hear that. It is a must place to come back to when they have an air show.
  • Fantastic place to visit. Very knowledgeable staff and friendly atmosphere. We visited during a cold day and there where plenty of things to see and learn. I believe they also offer plane rides during the summer months. I hope you will have as much fun as we had.
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