Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach
Categories: Military Museums, Museums
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. Make Military Aviation Museum a centerpiece of your Virginia Beach vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Virginia Beach family vacation planner.
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What a great place to visit. I'm looking forward to going back when they fly. Loved the place, Spitfire and the RAF WW2 control tower brought in, brick by brick from the U.K. The static displays are f... read more »
Well, when you are in Virginia Beach, please stop by the Military Aviation Museum in the Pungo section. The husband and wife team have amassed a collection of war birds that rival to none. They will l... read more »
I have been wanting to visit this museum for years but for one reason or another have not. Yesterday the stars aligned I was able to visit. There was one particular aircraft I wanted to see- The Dehav... read more »
Amazing place to teach your children about their history. There are a good variety of planes and other historical items to see and learn about. Staff is very friendly, entertaining, and knowledgeable. There is also a small area in the front with lifesize dinosaurs for the smaller kids to enjoy and picnic tables.
On an afternoon when it was supposed to rain, we headed to this museum for a change of pace from the beach. The staff was very friendly and as we browsed the collection, they would offer to answer any questions or tell us stories about certain planes and events. We missed the last tour of the day that went elsewhere (they didn't really explain what that was, I assume other hangars) but they gave us half price admission. We got there at 3:30 and it didn't close until 5, so I was surprised we missed it. However, the hangars that were attached to the main museum still held some planes with great historical significance. It's amazing that it's a privately held collection, and it was interesting to hear how each plane was recovered and restored. We would definitely go back here to see what we missed!
This place is a great museum to bring the family. They let you wander around and just check out the old aircraft or if you want, a volunteer will walk you through and guide your tour. It would be nice to see more on the female wwII pilots, the uniforms are nice but not protected like the male display... A nice historical poster would make a difference.
Really really cool place! I guess you can even get a ride in some of the planes! I wanted to so bad and was ready to fork over the cash but, alas, they weren't flying that day! Bummer. Anyway, I love old war planes and this place is rad.
Kelly Ann Varonfakis
Worth the drive if you love aviation or history. The docents are knowledgeable, engaging, and full of charm. The collection amazing.
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