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Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

500 Forrestal Rd, Rio Grande (City for Gps), Cape May, NJ 08242-2203
+1 609-886-8787
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Nice collection of war birds

Nice collection of war birds ranging from WWII to present. Most current entry is an F16. Nice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Lots to See

Many airplanes from WWII era and later. Well labled and explained. Very accessible. You can get up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dwight H
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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 (City for Gps), Cape May, NJ 08242-2203
+1 609-886-8787
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice collection of war birds ranging from WWII to present. Most current entry is an F16. Nice Tomcat and MIG15. $12 is a bit much compared to other aviation museums with better collections, but I understand it takes money to acquire and take care of...More

Thank Pilot_Sluggo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many airplanes from WWII era and later. Well labled and explained. Very accessible. You can get up close. Even sit in the cockpit of a few of them.Lots of families with kids. Lots of hands on activities and exhibits for children. Fun, but reverent.

Thank Dwight H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fun time seeing the airplanes. They had lots of different WW II planes. Also trucks, helicopter, interactive things. Wouldn't take up a whole day, but it was a nice break from the beach and we tacked onto a trip to the zoo.

Thank andrea p
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a lot history which is given in a variety of formats (video, static displays and interactive displays). Being able to sit in the pilot seat on many of the aircraft was enlightening and gave a new found respect to those who spent...More

Thank Annie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a really impressive selection of old planes and helicopters (26 of them!) that you can sit in and get a feel for what it would have been like to fly them (assuming you have a solid imagination!). It's really fun for kids...More

Thank Fantajan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum that is packed with history and aircraft. The group that put this museum together did a fantastic job of restoring many older planes with explanations of what they were and what kind of action they were involved in. Go and check it out...More

Thank emtdpw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction contains many different types of Airplanes, and also has detailed history concerning Cape May's role during World War Two. The culture of the 1940's, is also highlighted. The Souvenir Shop has some excellent items available for purchase.

Thank Allen J F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were amazed at the variety of aircraft and boats. The US Coast Guard display and simulators were excellent.

Thank joanbMaine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum. A must see for everyone and especially children to get their history lessons. A nice tribute to the military and veterans. Very well displayed.

Thank Kh617
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We first. went like 5 years ago. But went there today, they are alot better, alot of pictures, new rooms with nice antiques, the planes, jets, helicopters, jeeps, are nice, but in need of restoration, has a control tower to go up in, a radio...More

Thank Scott T
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Is it handicap accessible?
13 August 2016|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
Yes it is!
Mary Ann B
What is the cost for children 6 to 10? Are there any discount coupons? What is cost for adults and Senior citizens?
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.
Where is located ? Hours of operation? Open all year round ?
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