Liberty Aviation Museum
Liberty Aviation Museum
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Liberty Aviation Museum is a newer "working" museum that opened in July of 2012 at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport (PCW Carl Keller Field) in Port Clinton, Ohio. Our museum consists of our B-25 Mitchell, WWII bomber "Georgie's Gal" built in 1945, recently restored by Aero Trader out of Chino, CA. Ground vehicles include a 1941 Dodge ambulance, 2 Jeeps, German 37mm AA gun, German Horch Truck, German Field Kitchen, German Kubel, 3 BMW Motorcycles, Tiger Tank Replica, Hetzer Tank Replica, Panther Tank Replica (currently undergoing restoration away from the museum), & 2 WWII PT boats under current restoration (The PT-728 Thomcat is currently on display while restoration work is being completed in the museum's new hangar expansion. The sister boat, the PT-724 is currently on display outside by the museum's second hangar. The PT-728 Thomcat will be available for boat experiences when restoration is completed. We have many items that are on rotating display that may not always been on display throughout the year during your visit. Please contact us if you are interested in viewing a specific item. On permanent display within our galleries is the WWII service uniform of actor Clark Gable. The museum also has 3 screen worn uniforms from the actors who played Col. Klink, Col. Hogan, & Sgt. Schultz from the TV show Hogan's Heroes. Also, throughout the year we have many events such as big band hangar dances, Ford Tri-Motor rides, WWII era B-25, B-17, C-47, & AT-6 aircraft rides, Waco Biplane rides, concerts, books signings, car shows, and more. Please visit our website for more information!
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Tina
162 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We went to the museum to have lunch at the Tin Goose Diner not realizing they were so connected. After lunch we couldn’t help but want to explore the museum. The entrance area has a very cool retro feeling to it. Bathrooms are convenient and clean which is always a bonus! It was affordable to tour the museum which was full of interesting pieces of history. Loved the Hogan’s Heroes collection and the vintage flight attendant wardrobe. The big hanger where the restorations are going on is amazing. The hard work and care taken to bring back to life pieces of the past is great to see and watch! If in the area definitely check out the museum and the diner, you won’t be disappointed! Thank you to the staff for the wonderful job you do to restore history.
Written August 5, 2020
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Cynthia H
1 contribution
Aug 2021
We originally found out about the museum when we heard about the attached restaurant "The Tin Goose," and we are so glad we did! The museum had local as well as American history, WWII and on. Classic cars, aviation, models, and amazing paintings really insure that there is something for everybody. What we thought would be a good time-killer turned out to be one of the most memorable parts of our trip. We finished up our time there with some great food at the nostalgic "Tin Goose." If you find yourself even remotely interested, just trust me and stop by. They treat you like a best friend (thanks Todd) and make sure you have a great time. Don't pass it by!
Written August 27, 2021
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Michael T
Kettering, OH12 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
More than just aviation, the museum had a hanger with auto and some naval. The back hanger/museum has restorations going on as well as their planes that tour the nation. Make sure you check their schedule to make sure their B-25 is there.
Written June 24, 2021
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JBH
364 contributions
Sep 2021
We can visit the three rooms of the museum; watch a movie about the gentleman that flew his plane to transport people, children, and supplies early on the islands; visit the hanger where work is being done on several planes;, and watch planes come in and go out. The museum also has a restaurant the Tin Goose Diner that you can pick up something to eat.

It was interesting. We'd have given it a higher rating, but it was very expensive for the size.
Written December 30, 2021
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teacherman71
Oregon, OH29 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Great place to visit. Many working vintage airplanes on site. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We were able to look inside the bomb bay of a world war 2 fighter. They have several restorations in progress, and did a nice job explaining the work to us. The Tin Goose Diner has really good food at a reasonable price. My daughter and I had a blast!
Written April 2, 2022
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Ohio Traveller
Westerville, OH406 contributions
Aug 2022
This is such an interesting place! There are 2 buildings, one with mostly well organized displays and one with workshops where restoration is happening. There are also several random items (like the robe worn on Mash, the baseball uniform from Major League, Clark Gabel's discharge papers from World War II, and items from the Titanic.) We're so glad we decided to stop. Hopefully next time the Tin Goose Diner will be open (it was closed this year because of labor shortages).
Written August 19, 2022
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sharronc413
Findlay, OH301 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
This is thought of as a summer attraction but it is great get away for young children for about one hour to look at the planes and cars
There are actual planes taking off and we loved the gift shop and the diner the staff is great. Very knowledgeable. It is sparkling clean
We enjoyed it very much
Written December 5, 2020
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Candyps
Atlanta, GA63 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
This is a really nice aviation museum. So much to see and the people are super great! Jennifer at the desk knows everything you need to know about the museum. We got to visit with several boat and aviation restoration experts. Thanks!!
Written September 29, 2022
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Kenton M
45 contributions
Jul 2022
Very large collection of military items - especially WWII. Most prominent item B25 bomber fully restored and operational. Also some classic cars. All clean and neat and good signage to identify. Somewhat odd video in 1st area depicting flights to PIB. Dont miss the back building which has most of the military stuff and items they are working to restore including a PT boat. Food ok in connected diner.
Written July 9, 2022
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Melissa R
Grand Rapids, MI303 contributions
May 2021 • Family
A diverse collection of Ford Tri-Motor, war equipment, autos, Hollywood memorabilia and more. There is so much to see in this place! Many restoration projects in the works including a boat and plane! Allow enough time to see all the buildings and peruse the gift shop.

Stop at the Tin Goose Diner for dessert and watch planes take off and land. A great afternoon of fun. Perfect for all ages and interest levels.
Written May 13, 2021
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