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Military Aviation Museum

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Address: 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457-1542
Phone Number: +1 757-721-7767
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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World War One and Two aircraft THAT STILL FLY are the heart of this unique...

World War One and Two aircraft THAT STILL FLY are the heart of this unique museum. 40,000 guests each year travel from all over the world to see our aircraft, especially during our major events and airshows. Come see why the Military Aviation Museum is one of the top attractions in all of Virginia Beach! Take a flight in an open cockpit biplane for a once in a lifetime experience, and learn about the heroes of the first fifty years of military aviation.

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Outstanding collection of history. A great experience!!

I would recommend this to anyone with interest in history and particularly military history. The tour guides and volunteers are the most helpful in the industry. These guys are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Olathe, Kansas, USA
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Olathe, Kansas, USA
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would recommend this to anyone with interest in history and particularly military history. The tour guides and volunteers are the most helpful in the industry. These guys are passionate, knowledgeable, and fun. It's cool for the little kids but only for an hour or so. After that, you'll be chasing them all around the hangers. If you want to... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best aviation museum on the East Coast. Come observe restored operational aircraft from both WWI and WWII.

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your most generous feedback! Our small staff and unbelievably awesome volunteers try hard to make this place special, and we are very happy that you experienced something special ... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really neat for Aviation enthusiasts as well as history Buffs or military buffs. My teenage son loved it so much we've been back several times and he has become interested in joining the Civil Air Patrol that he got information about while he was there. They have lots of regular events and you can go up in a vintage airplane... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, April So glad you enjoyed your time here and that your son is now "hooked" on aviation. You are so right about the beautiful drive out to the museum and the really fine local eateries, but don't forget that the picnic tables out front in our in our dinosaur park are always free as well. Bring a nice picnic... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is really a great place for residents of or visitors to Virginia Beach to visit. The planes are really maintained well and the volunteer staff is very knowledgable about the planes and the history associated with them. Be sure to take the free guided tour of the hangers across the field from the main building. The volunteers really wanted... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Tom! You are absolutely right that this is a completely unique place for locals and visitors alike, and that our docents and other volunteers are a big part of that experience. More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took my 13 year old son and his friend. Had to drag them out after 3 1/2 hours. The guys giving the tours were very knowledgeable. Some were veterans and were really passionate about how these planes and how they played an important part in our nations history.

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, Jonas I took great pleasure in showing your comments about the "old guys" to our wonderful volunteer docents! More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful museum for aviation buffs. We enjoyed the laid back pace and we will be back when we can spend more time here...

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Please do come back often, and since you live near us, think about becoming a volunteer! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are interested in WWI and WWII aviation, this place is amazing! There are 4 different hangars, displaying different types of airplanes. The docents are very knowledgeable and willing to give fun facts and answer questions. Even if you don't like history, the planes themselves are just beautiful to look at. We are bringing our son back to fly... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

We're delighted that you had a great time and look forward to your return so that your son can go flying with us! More 

New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really enjoy this museum. I have now visited three times over the past 7 years. We live in Pennsylvania, so it's quite a trip and we go for summer vacation. The airplanes are amazing. The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable. Yet, my review focuses on a different issue. My son and I visited again a couple of days ago.... More 

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Thank Daniel R
mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Hi, Daniel - Hi, Daniel Thanks so much for your kind comments about the museum. I was there the day you and your son visited, and I am proud of the way our staff and volunteers treated both of you. Anyone who loves these old planes as much as your son does deserves to be treated like one of our... More 

Westport, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great collection of planes. its great that you can get up close and personal. Reminds me of the experience at the WW2 museum in Natick Ma. Quite amazing collection of aircraft. Plenty of Docents to answer any of your quesitons. My son and I really enjoyed ourselves.

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed yourselves, and thanks for the comment on the docents ... they really do make the place a great experience with their knowledge and stories! More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Volunteers are very attentive and knowledgeable. Great time - but if it is hot - be ware - no air conditioning!!! But worth the trip.

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! All of our potential guests should know that while our main museum building is fully equipped with heat and air conditioning, our aircraft hangars (especially those from the 1930's and 1940's) are not. As you pointed out very correctly, at this time of year at Virginia Beach, it can be very warm. For almost anything you do... More 

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