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American Airpower Museum

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Address: 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY 11735
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+1 631-293-6398
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Thu - Sun 10:30 - 16:00
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The American Airpower Museum is Non-Profit 501C3 Aviation Museum and State...

The American Airpower Museum is Non-Profit 501C3 Aviation Museum and State Chartered Educational Foundation. A unique Museum in that many of the historic Aircraft are operational and fly regularly during the spring and summer months. The Museum is located at historic Republic Airport in Farmingdale NY. The Airport established back in the 1920s by Fairchild and Grumman Aviation. Eventually the home of Seversky Aviation during the 1930s it would evolve into Republic Aviation in 1939. In 1941 Republic produced the P-47 Thunderbolt which would go on to be the most mass produced fighter of WWII with over 15,000 built. Republic would go on to build the F-84, F-105, and A-10 Fighter Aircraft all right here in Long Island NY. Today the American Airpower Museum calls one of the last three surviving Republic Hangars home.

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Wonderful museum of airpower, loaded with history, stories of the soldiers, planes, etc. It is staffed by veterans who volunteer their time. Do not go in the winter...huge open... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patricia S
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful museum of airpower, loaded with history, stories of the soldiers, planes, etc. It is staffed by veterans who volunteer their time. Do not go in the winter...huge open hangar with no heat. Great spring & summer visit.

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Thank Patricia S
New York City, New York
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The volunteers were beyond helpful. I liked the way they emphasized that the museum had planes that still work and you can fly on. I also liked the row of rooms down the one side of the hangar that contained a canteen, a mission briefing room and a strategy room. Would recommend for families with older children. While a good... More 

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Boston
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful museum devoted largely to WW2. Great planes (many in airworthy condition). Also fascinating dioramas and displays of wartime life. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. I could only stay for an hour and a half, but could go back tomorrow. If you fly in, park at Sheltair and it's a short walk over.

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Farmingdale, New York
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Best on the weekend of the Jones Beach Air Show. It can get a little crowded, but you'll see the old "war birds" and be able to view some of the planes take off and land for the show. Some years you'll get lucky and catch a fly by, by one of the elite teams.

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Thank bobpenzes
S C, Public Relations Manager at American Airpower Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We hope you can join us this Memorial Day weekend and continue to let people know about the museum. Thanks again, AAM More 

Wantagh, New York
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30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Fantastic World War Two centered museum. There are plenty of vintage, and newer, planes on display. The exhibits are informative and well laid out giving the visitor a great insight into Long Islands contributions to the war effort. The Museum is based in and old hanger from Republic Aviation where over 9,000 P-47 Thunderbolts were built. DON'T miss the flight... More 

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Thank ram9572017
S C, Public Relations Manager at American Airpower Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our museum. We are so glad you have enjoyed your time at AAM and look forward to having you back during the summer perhaps during the Event weekends. Thanks, AAM More 

West Hempstead, New York
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This was a great way to spend a few hours with the family. Do much history shared with us. Tour guides are not only very knowledgeable but some have personal experience using the aircraft. Definitely worth while.

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Thank Maria C
S C, Public Relations Manager at American Airpower Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review of the museum and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Please do come back an visit, perhaps during one of our summer events. Thanks, AAM More 

Farmingdale, New York
1 review
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting the Air Power Museum Liked seeing the planes from the past, especially the ones from World War II. Will definitely visit again

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Thank azzbound
S C, Public Relations Manager at American Airpower Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us and so happy that you enjoyed our museum. Please come back to see us again, especially in the Spring, Summer, and Fall when we are more actively flying our operational aircraft. Also we have periodic special events throughout the year, especially during the summer months. More 

Farmingdale
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

It's amazing seeing what the brave WW2 men flew into battle in to preserve our freedom. You see these incredible flying machines in films but never realize how small and vulnerable they are. It is a must see if nothing else but to understand just how brave our hero's were back then. Thank you to all our brave brave veterans.

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S C, Public Relations Manager at American Airpower Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in to see the museum. Can't keep 'em flying without all of our guests help! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and please come back again. Keep up with us on Facebook, or our website for upcoming events! More 

Farmingdale, New York
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Although I said my visit was in December the truth is , I actually go several times a year. Whether you go on just a normal visiting day or go for one of their special weekends when their amazing collection is augmented by visiting aircraft from other museums there is always something to see. I believe that every plane with... More 

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

We arrived shortly after opening time on a beautiful sunny fall day. We were warmly greeted, and then Jimmy volunteered to give us a guided tour. I love this sort of stuff, so I knew I would like it, but my wife, who isn't really into this sort of thing, really enjoyed it too. There is so much to see... More 

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