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Liberty Aviation Museum

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Address: 3515 E State Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452-2618
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+1 419-732-0234
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10:00 - 16:00
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Fri - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Liberty Aviation Museum is a newer "working" museum that...

The Liberty Aviation Museum is a newer "working" museum that opened in July of 2012 at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport (PCW Carl Keller Field) in Port Clinton, Ohio. Our museum consists of our B-25 Mitchell, WWII bomber "Georgie's Gal" built in 1945, recently restored by Aero Trader out of Chino, CA. Ground vehicles include a 1941 Dodge ambulance, 2 Jeeps, German 37mm AA gun, German Horch Truck, German Field Kitchen, German Kubel, 3 BMW Motorcycles, Tiger Tank Replica, Hetzer Tank Replica, Panther Tank Replica (currently undergoing restoration away from the museum), & 2 WWII PT boats under current restoration (The PT-728 Thomcat is currently on display while restoration work is being completed in the museum's new hangar expansion. The sister boat, the PT-724 is currently on display outside by the museum's second hangar. The PT-728 Thomcat will be available for boat experiences in the summer of 2017. We have many items that are on rotating display that may not always been on display throughout the year during your visit. Please contact us if you are interested in viewing a specific item. On permanent display within our galleries is the WWII service uniform of actor Clark Gable. The museum also has 3 screen worn uniforms from the actors who played Col. Klink, Col. Hogan, & Sgt. Schultz from the TV show Hogan's Heroes. The Liberty Aviation Museum is also honored to have on display the Congressional Gold Medal belonging to 2nd LT. Aden Earl Jones of the Doolittle Raiders. The coin was signed & presented to the museum by LT. Col. Richard E. Cole on April 22nd, 2016 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Also, throughout the year we have many events such as big band hangar dances, Ford Tri-Motor rides, WWII era aircraft rides, concerts, books signings, car shows, and more. Please visit our website for more information!

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A rare gem!

What a wonderful repository of WWII history. Artifacts from the era abound and make for a fabulous visual learning experience. The exhibits are never static and are being expanded... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rita T
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Port Clinton, Ohio
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Port Clinton, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful repository of WWII history. Artifacts from the era abound and make for a fabulous visual learning experience. The exhibits are never static and are being expanded as more items are made available. Start with a breakfast at the 50's era diner or end with a great lunch at the diner. Proceeds benefit the museum. This is a... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a hidden gem! We ended up visiting the museum due to it being a rainy day. We had our very own tour guide and a couple of mechanics who took time to speak with us. The collection is of vehicles of the enemy and airplanes. There is so much history in the place. Since we were the only... More 

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Oak Harbor, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

A Must stop while visiting Port Clinton. Lots of history and great for any age group. I would pick a day to head here if the weather is not the best being it is all inside museum.

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Lakeside
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The first time I visited I was surprised at the amount of planes that they had. For a small museum it is quite impressive.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place was great! Everything was immaculate! I wasn't sure what to expect when my husband suggested this but I was pleasantly surprised. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their work. They took the time to answer questions that we had and tell us a little extra. There is a fun diner attached where we grabbed a quick bite... More 

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Cleveland Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

They keep expanding the museum. It gets better with more interesting displays. You can drop in for a walk around the museum and then drop into the Tin Goose diner for lunch. Fun time.

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Soldotna, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Everything was immaculate. There are several different projects in various stages of restoration which is great. Can't say anything bad except I didn't have time to try the diner!

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Lindenhurst, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We went there solely to see a restored PT boat. Unfortunately the PT boat had just completed her sea trials and was locked away in some super secret location. Wandering around we did get the chance for a once in a lifetime flight on a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, a plane we had just seen at the Ford Museum. Well worth... More 

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Thank RandR J
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nice museum with the highlight being a ride in the cockpit of a Ford tri-Motor. Also viewing the reconstruction of another Tri-motor

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Thank Eileen W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice museum to see WWII artifacts . self guided beautiful restored planes B17 , Avenger . with a great diner.

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