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Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

500 Forrestal Rd, Rio Grande, Cape May, NJ 08242-2203
+1 609-886-8787
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Perfect for a rainy day!

We went there we no expectations. We were greatly surprised by all the different aircraft and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Les Cedres, Canada
Amazing aircrafts

We did not actually go into the museum but there are many air crafts and equipment outside the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mercerville, New Jersey
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Naval Air Station Wildwood Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to restore Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport, Cape May County, New Jersey, into an aircraft museum honoring the Navy airmen who died while training during World War II. Hangar # 1 was listed onto the National Register of Historic Places in September of 1997. Naval Air station (NAS) Wildwood was commissioned on April 1, 1943. The site served as an active dive-bomber squadron training facility from 1943 to 1945. Aircraft stationed at NAS Wildwood included TBM Avengers, Douglas Dauntlesses, Vought Corsairs and Curtiss Helldivers. Forty-two airmen perished while training at NAS Wildwood during World War II. In June 1997, NASW Foundation purchased Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport. The 92,000 square-foot all-wooden structure was in a state of disrepair and required extensive renovation. Under the stewardship of NASW Foundation, the hangar was listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places at the National Significance Level. NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum now boasts over 26 aircraft displays as well as exhibits of military memorabilia, engines, photographs and more. Additionally, the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia has provided NAS Wildwood with a wealth of interactive exhibits that allow visitors to discover the science of flight. The museum also features a library, food vending area as well as a recently expanded gift shop. In its role as a community resource, NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum regularly hosts activities including fly-ins, aviation festivals, big band concerts, swing dances, veterans’ ceremonies, historical lectures, school field trips and senior tours.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
500 Forrestal Rd, Rio Grande, Cape May, NJ 08242-2203
+1 609-886-8787
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went there we no expectations. We were greatly surprised by all the different aircraft and vehicules and even a mini science center.

Thank SebMais
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did not actually go into the museum but there are many air crafts and equipment outside the buildings as you ride by. They have a hanger filled with different air crafts and a Vietnam museum inside and outside next to the airport.

Thank reality124
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have had a home here in North Wildwood for over 25 years and never went to this establishment. I am very sorry that I waited so long. There is so much to see about the history of our country. There are old planes, displays...More

Thank Loveagoodmeal
Reviewed 6 days ago

An interesting afternoon. Good planes, and a few jeeps, coastguard stuff, and almost anything else even vaguely related.

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 1 week ago

About a 10 minute drive from Stone Harbor, this former WWII naval air hanger houses planes from the 1930s through the 1970s, including an F16 and F14 Tomcat, a MIG from 1947, and several planes and helicopters you can climb into. Many things for kids...More

Thank Vasariana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting for all ages. WWII planes to view and explore. Displays and hands-on interactive exhibits. Great for the kids. Dog friendly at all times.

Thank kathryn752
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Naval Air Station Aviation Museum is a must see for all ages! It's an amazing collection of old planes, helicopters and vehicles from history. Some aircrafts have stairs so you can view the inside of the aircraft and some you are able to go...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go each year for Airfest which includes a few things that aren't always at the museum, but the museum itself is an awesome walk back in time. There are things adults will like, but the hands on stuff for the kids will make their...More

Thank stahlhelms
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited a number of times. Original restored hanger from the WW2 naval air station. Great collection of vintage aircraft and displays. Nice exhibit regarding 9-11. Nice store, place to eat. I was so impressed I became a member.

Thank hvfcrev
Reviewed 1 week ago

Labor Day was an excellent day to see 3 WW II bombers; B-17, B-24, and a B-25. The P-51 Mustang was around for a few minutes at a time. We were allowed to go into the B-17 and the B-24 - they were awesome. The...More

Thank Robert R
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14 August 2016|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
Yes it is!
Mary Ann B
16 June 2016|
Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
Admission Fees Adults: $12.00 Children: 3 thru 12 $10.00 Children under 3: FREE! Active Duty Military w/ ID: FREE! *Military dependents must pay regular admission. Free Parking.
23 February 2016|
Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
Hours Of Operation April 1st thru Columbus Day Open Daily 9 AM to 5 PM Columbus Day thru November 30th Open Daily 9 AM to 4 PM December 1st thru March 31st Monday – Friday 9 AM to 4 PM Saturday – Sunday Closed Please... More