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Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

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Address: 9 Norton Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571
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+1 845-752-3200
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10:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a true “living” museum of antique aviation...

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a true “living” museum of antique aviation located in the historic town of Rhinebeck, New York. We present one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world, as well as automobiles, motorcycles, early engines and memorabilia spanning the period from 1900-1939.

During our exciting weekend air shows, the Aerodrome turns back the hands of time and relives the early years of aviation (weather permitting). This colorful era is brought back to life amidst the roar of rotary engines and is great entertainment for all ages. The Saturday shows chronicle the history of flight with pioneer, World War I and Lindbergh era aircraft taking to the skies. If the winds are calm you will even see our 1909 Bleriot (the oldest flying aircraft in the United States) take to the air. The Sunday shows feature a World War I dogfight as well as barnstorming aircraft.

In addition to weekend aerial demonstrations, the Aerodrome also offers four museum buildings housing static displays of aircraft from the pioneer, World War I and Lindbergh/barnstorming eras which are open to the public seven days a week from May to October.

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Didn't Know It Was on Our Bucket List Until We Did It!

My husband and I had so much fun on our biplane ride! What an experience! The trip would've been fun anywhere, but it was especially beautiful flying over the Hudson Valley in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Richmond, Virginia

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had so much fun on our biplane ride! What an experience! The trip would've been fun anywhere, but it was especially beautiful flying over the Hudson Valley in the springtime!

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife bought me a flight for a birthday present. It was an amazing experience! It was so much fun. I really enjoyed every aspect of it. The pilot was cool and I cannot say enough great things!. Definitely worth a trip.

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Thank Firefly2416
Claverack, New York
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is a unique situation. The museum is in old hangers and the planes take off in the field across the street. This is interesting if you love history and airplanes. The people that work there are passionate about what they are preserving and clearly they love aviation.

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Thank lilap25
Red Hook, New York
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Its a museum , an airport , and an airshow , all rolled into one. Antique aircraft galore ! ... and they all leave the ground under their own power. ... might even see Lindberg's Spirit Of St. Louis overhead. ( not the original - but a perfect life -sized & hand-made replica ) Kids , and their parents ,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I visited with my brother who is an historic aircraft preservation history buff. We were there on a quiet weekend day about an hour before closing and the staff was really kind. They were loading up a truck but when done they answered lots of questions and took us around to see some of the highlights. My brother is involved... More 

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New Jersey
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a great place for those who love history and airplanes!! Summer is the best time to go since the air show happens then.

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Webster, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were on our way back to upstate New York when we decided to visit the Aerodrome. After a pleasant drive through the woods we came to the museum. Since it was late October the air shows were over for the year. We very much enjoyed the trip through the past, and admired the old planes and automobiles. Four large... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fun place to visit. The setting is beautiful, and there are lots of old airplanes and cars in various states of (dis)repair. The one drawback is that the curation isn't great, especially for the cars. But it still is fun to visit.

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New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The setting is great -- in the woods, with large hangars housing some fantastic aviation artifacts. These are the kind that must have inspired the folks who did the sets for Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. Or perhaps Ian Fleming himself! Cut canvas stretched over wires and rods certainly inspired my kids imagination. I left wishing that I knew how to sketch. For small... More 

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Irvine, CA
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

An interesting and unique place with lots of old biplanes. We were unable to stay for the airshow. A bit overpriced but if the admission helps restore more of these vintage aircraft, fine.

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