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Military Aviation Museum

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Address: 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457-1542
Phone Number:
+1 757-721-7767
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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World War One and Two aircraft THAT STILL FLY are the heart of this unique...

World War One and Two aircraft THAT STILL FLY are the heart of this unique museum. 40,000 guests each year travel from all over the world to see our aircraft, especially during our major events and airshows. Come see why the Military Aviation Museum is one of the top attractions in all of Virginia Beach! Take a flight in an open cockpit biplane for a once in a lifetime experience, and learn about the heroes of the first fifty years of military aviation.

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Awesome museum- well worth the trip!

Everything about this place was amazing. My 12 year old wanted to go here and the rest of figured we would endure the visit. My 9 year old loved it as well, the staff (Tom and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything about this place was amazing. My 12 year old wanted to go here and the rest of figured we would endure the visit. My 9 year old loved it as well, the staff (Tom and Fred) were incredible, very professional, and they went out of their way to ensure we had a great visit. There were 60 restored war... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great comments. We absolutely love it when guests are surprised by how family-friendly a museum can be! Thank you for sharing this with everyone. More 

Fairview, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Like the attractions and it's was fun the kids loved it. My wife and I enjoyed the plane's and the firepower they had.

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, DrWade64! We absolutely love it when guests tell us that the entire family "loved it" when they visited this completely unique museum. Thanks for sharing your fun with everyone! More 

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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you like to learn about old warplanes, you have to go here. If you have an interest in WWI or WWII, go here. If your interested in airplane history, come here. It's a great museum. Plan on taking some time. Worth it!

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, Eric! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we appreciate the fact that you shared it with our tripadvisor friends! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been involved with aviation for 30 years, so this place was very interesting to me. It is quite a distance away from the beach front, but don't let that deter you from going if you are interested in military aviation. They have several hangars onsite, and most of the aircraft they have are fully serviceable platforms. Lot's of... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, Tom We're delighted that you had such a great visit, and we thank you for spreading the word here. Hope you can come beck when we're having one of our flying events! More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a chilly beach day for a change of pace. Was very cool to see all the airplanes and here the history from volunteers. Small gift shop, about $15/adult admission - can't recall admission for kids, but for a family of 4, it was $45.

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Thanks for visiting and telling everyone about your visit! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not just a museum of historical aircraft. These beautiful planes fly. I learned about this museum because it was used as the backdrop of a Military Channel series "Great Planes." It is a great place for airplane buffs to visit any time. But it is especially great to be there for their "Wings Over the Beach" events each... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you, Dick! We really appreciate you sharing your excitement with everyone. "Warbirds Over the Beach" is May 20 and 21 this year. Hope you can make it out for that! Cheers More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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10 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Opportunity of accompanying my Grandson to this AMAZING and INTERESTING Museum. The Staff was fantastic, had true PASSION, and thoroughly enjoyed sharing their knowledge. I cannot wait to bring my Family here!

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you! We love it when our guests get as drawn in to this place as we and our amazing volunteers do ... Please do come back, and thank you for being such an awesome ambassador for the museum. More 

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70 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Pulled into the parking lot to see a plane taking off. Walked into the entrance to be greeted by a beautiful smiling face with a great personality. Enter the hangers to have multiple volunteers greet you with such enthusiasm and knowledge of these beautful airplanes. The tour was outstanding. The volunteers were amazing and took the time to get... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We take a lot of pride in having a world-class collection in a beautiful setting, and we try hard to provide an excellent guest experience. Hope you come back soon! More 

Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing, living museum, staffed by volunteers that work on and fly the planes. Also a venue for events. A fun day!

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

So glad you had fun! that's what we want to do- make learning fun! More 

Bengaluru, India
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never been to any military museum before and this one was my first visit and it was worth. Since we arrived in the noon, only one building was open and the others were closed as it was late. It has really good collection of military Jets and other equipment which were used in War. Those are the working... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! So sorry you did not get to see everything, but glad you found the visit interesting and worthwhile. More 

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