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Military Aviation Museum

1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457-1542
+1 757-721-7767
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Excellent Docents and Exhibits

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 hour visit to the Military Aviation Museum. (It could have been a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane N
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Fascinating review of history!

I absolutely love this place. I wish I could go more! I took my WWII veteran father to see the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doug R
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457-1542
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 hour visit to the Military Aviation Museum. (It could have been a little longer.) Great idea for something to do when it's raining at the beach. The docents were enthusiastic and informative. They had many volunteers available to tell stories...More

Thank Jane N
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip! We're very proud of our volunteers, and are happy to be one of the few museums that actually allow guests to be right next to the aircraft. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love this place. I wish I could go more! I took my WWII veteran father to see the warbirds, and on that particular day, they flew about 4 WWII planes. My father (88 at the time) just stood on the flight line in...More

Thank Doug R
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for visiting! We love reuniting WWII veterans with these war birds. As this collection grows, you may want to consider a museum membership. It'll make visiting the museum both fun and economical!

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of our favorite places to take our grandchildren and out-state-guests. There are hangars FULL of wonderful displays and the staff is most helpful. There's a fair amount of walking, but most of the attraction is accessible to wheelchairs. If you love aviation like we...More

Thank WildGeese408
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for sharing our museum with your family and friends!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the museum today for the first time. It was so much larger then I was expecting and had a very diverse and amazing WW2 aircraft collection. Lots of WW1 if you like those you will not be disappointed. The WW2 collection includes a...More

Thank Wendy A
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for becoming a member! Hope to see you again this year.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Allow about 3 or more hours, to see everything. This place was even interesting to the wife. I thought she would be bored. There are so many planes and displays from ww1, ww2 and after. German, American, British, and a few other planes. There are...More

Thank beachbum045
mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, "Beachbum"! We know we're doing well when we get comments like yours. We do our best to reach the whole family with learning and fun. Thanks for being a great ambassador for our museum. The sacrifices made 75 years ago cannot be allowed to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Aviation Museum I thought - b-o-r-i-n-g! Boy was I wrong! Our guide, Warren was a walking encyclopedia of knowledge. Very interesting stories regarding all the planes. I was just thankful there was not a test after the tour. So fascinating to see the planes from...More

Thank reneehannas77
mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Renee We love it when guests have reactions like yours. We do try hard to make this amazing place fun as well as informative. Believe me, none of us wants to have to take a test after one of Warren's tours! We have 200+...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Virginia Beach has many treasures but one of the crown jewels is the Military Aviation Museum with over 75 of the most unique airplanes in the world. Vintage World War I and II airplanes that have been preserved by the amazing aviation enthusiastic non-military owner....More

Thank Houston N
mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing! We do indeed think that this world-class collection is worth a visit by anyone who wants to learn real history. Our guests can walk right up tot he planes - no ropes keeping people away from these treasures. Bring the kids! Bring...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The planes in this collection are first rate; most of them fly (and are flown for special events). Fascinating to see the design, engineering, and workmanship as flying machines 'grew up'. The staff here are as good as any I've ever run into; they're knowledgeable...More

Thank mccourt49
mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for one of the most insightful comments we've received about this museum. You are 100% correct. Thank you for being such a stunning ambassador for the museum! Mike Potter Museum Director

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really cool place. Lots of old planes and artifacts. The best part of our visit was when they were attaching banners to planes. I had just assumed the plane took off with them and then flew around, but according to the folks there that method...More

Thank Mike M
mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Mike Part of what makes our museum such unique fun is that you never know quite what you will see here. The banner-tow operation really is fun, isn't it? A carnival act in the sky, but only a very skilled pilot can make it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our squadron (VAW-123, The World Famous Screwtops) had our reunion this past Memorial Day weekend and a few of us were looking for something to do for the day. One of our squadron mates still resides in VAB and suggested the museum. What a great...More

Thank jeffelman
mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Everyone enjoyed having VAW-123 here for most of the day. Our museum is always proud to have veterans groups, reunions, and ceremonies here. Such visits help to bring the museum alive for our guests, and we will always support our military. Many of our volunteers...More

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Do you have to pay to just see the dinosaurs ?
12 June 2016|
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Response from mike P | Property representative |
The roadside dinosaur park and the picnic area are open to all and free to use any time. Only the main museum buildings have an admission fee. The public is welcome any time! Mike Potter Museum Director
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We are staying in heart of Virginia Beach on the boardwalk and do not have a vehicle. What is the best way to get to the museum?
11 June 2016|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
Taxi. Museum is 12+ miles from boardwalk. Didn't see a whole lot of other public transportation out of the boardwalk area.
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What is the best way to get to the museum from center of Virginia Beach boardwalk. We are travelling without a car.
11 June 2016|
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Response from Shuttergeezer | Reviewed this property |
I cannot add anything to what previous responders have stated. Walking is out of the question, and I do not know of any regular public transportation that goes there (down Princess Anne Road south of Pungo). That does not... More
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