Military Aviation Museum

Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach

Military Aviation Museum
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Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fun for the whole family!! The Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the largest flying collections of World War I and World War II era military aircraft in the world. More than 80,000 guests travel from around the world to see our rare aircraft every year, especially during our major events and air shows. Come see why the Military Aviation Museum is one of the top attractions in all of Virginia Beach - rain or shine! Take a flight in an open cockpit biplane for a once in a lifetime experience, and experience the first fifty years of flight!
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2-3 hours
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Douglas B
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Family
This place is the real deal for anyone interested in history. The staff was professional, friendly and most of all very knowledgeable. Our docent, “Flash” gave my son and I a superb tour of their WW1 hangar, their tower/ weather center and lastly their German aviation building. Flash is a retired fight pilot and really gave detailed information on each aircraft. We definitely will be going back on our next beach trip.
Written July 28, 2022
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Nicole V
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Family
Great history of WW1 WW2 and general aviation. Knowledgeable staff, Flash gave a great tour. Amazing that it is privately owned
Written July 27, 2022
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Camila W
2 contributions
Family
This was a really enjoyable experience. Their aircraft collection is amazing. Good option for when it’s very warm outside - having an infant. We’re planning on coming back with our parents in the future!
Written July 16, 2022
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John
Virginia Beach, VA1 contribution
Friends
A fantastic museum full of aviation exhibits with real history. The best part is the hosts that are around to give you all sorts of information. For us particularly “Flash Gordon” a walking encyclopedia of aviation knowledge. And real experience.
Written July 14, 2022
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Stephanie C
Sebastian, FL162 contributions
Family
Not for children under 10. We have 9 and 7 year old girls they were totally bored. It was $44 for 4 of us. Which is reasonable. My husband really enjoyed it. I myself was not able to enjoy any of it due to the kids being bored. The only complaint I had was the lady taking the admission was very rude.
Written July 7, 2022
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fssutton1
Charleston, SC814 contributions
Great museum/venue. Make sure you see inside the two parts of the main hanger that house WW 2 aircraft then drive/walk to the WW-1 hanger to see the mostly replica's in there, the nearby German hanger and if they let you go inside the middle hanger which is their workshop.
Written June 21, 2022
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Tony R
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This is a real diamond, and not your typical 'museum'. I discovered this place 3 years ago when my family was vacationing at Sandbridge. I go 2 - 3 times each year and see new things every time I go! The staff is incredible as I've talked at length with guides, mechanics and pilots. What is so different is that you can get up to these planes and see the craftsmanship in how they were made and truly get a feel for what it would be like to fly them. You can see things that you'd never see in a traditional museum where you'd be kept 10 feet away. Add to that the staff who are eager to engage you in conversation, not just regurgitate a canned blurb about whatever. I highly recommend to all, go see our history that is being kept alive and well. The founder and staff are not cutting corners, this place is done right! No symphony in the world ever sounded sweeter then the roar of these revving engines!
Written June 18, 2022
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Brenda D
Hammond, LA4 contributions
Family
We enjoyed every facet of the Naval Aviation Museum. Staff super friendly and much to see and look over and enjoy. Highly recommend as this was a wonderful choice. At 1 daily they fly one of the plans on display, totally amazing and you can purchase flights as well.
Written June 5, 2022
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JackNIan
Saffron Walden, UK326 contributions
An excellent collection presented by very knowledgeable volunteers. I had a very rewarding visit here.
Written June 1, 2022
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Joe S
Orlando, FL51 contributions
I would 1,000% recommend this place. Off the beaten path a bit, but well worth the time. Everyone there is VERY knowledgeable and SO friendly. Very low key and the tour is s MUST.

If you enjoy airplanes, and some history, you'll absolutely love this place!!
Written May 27, 2022
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Military Aviation Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM