Home to one of the largest collections of warbirds, Military Aviation Museum displays planes from all over the world, including some of the first-ever war planes. Many of them surround a U.S. Air Force hangar that's been converted into the attraction's main museum. Almost every plane has been restored for flying by the Fighter Factory and the Aviation Institute of Maintenance. Check the website for a schedule of air shows, which include planes from World War I and World War II. A reference library and exhibit of artifacts tell the stories of the planes on display outside. Plan your Military Aviation Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Virginia Beach using our Virginia Beach holiday planner.
Military Aviation Museum Reviews
To be expected a museum and restoration factory for operational historical aircraft takes up acreage and is not in the heart of the city...but is worth the jaunt. The stories that go with the museum..... more »
This is by far the best aviation museum in the country. Seeing all the aircraft fly during Wabirds over the Beach was a once in a lifetime experience. more »
Absolutely fantastic museum. Mark N. and Brian were full of stories about the planes and their history. There were so many volunteers and everyone is attentive and knowledgeable. Opportunities to see and hear some of the planes take off. Inside spot to cool off with a vending machine and drink options in the gift shop. There's a free dinosaur park at the entrance to walk around, too. Plenty of parking spots. Overall a fantastic experience!
A hidden gem! So many airplanes to see and the volunteers have so many stores to share. We took the guided tour as well as the self guided. Unlike many museums, you are able to walk around the entire airplane up close. They also fly the planes frequently. Highly recommend.
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