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Military Aviation Museum

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Address: 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457
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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Worth the Drive

The museum is a great treat! It's located in the middle of farmland in rural VB and is likely a 30-40 minute drive from the tourist areas, but don't pass it up because of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is a great treat! It's located in the middle of farmland in rural VB and is likely a 30-40 minute drive from the tourist areas, but don't pass it up because of the drive. The vintage aircraft is simple amazing. They offer rides [fee] certain times of the month. The staff is full of knowledge and stories about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Museum was great. There were more airplanes and other items than I have ever seen anywhere but the Smithsonian. Well worth the drive and money

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Wilmington, DE
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been to the Military Aviation Museum twice for the Flying Proms performance and one other time. The museum is quite interesting in itself with a variety of aircraft of different vintages. My favorite event at the Military Aviation Museum is, by far, is the "Flying Proms" which is a vintage aircraft show performed to the music of a live... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love going there seeing older planes flying. Also all their special events are the best. Don't miss the wonderful one with the Symphony play.

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Thank adelewise2017
mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience. You are so right- the "Flying Proms" which will be on June 10th this year is a perfect family outing. Beach chairs, picnic baskets, green space, planes flying, and a full orchestra! Doesn't get much better does it? More 

Notfolk, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit of a drive in the country and totally worth every penny. Must see for locals, tourists, history buffs and non-history buffs.

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

Thanks, Patricia Thanks for taking the time to come out to our airport and museum in the beautiful rural farmland of Virginia Beach. By necessity, an airport can't be "at the beach", but I'm happy that you found the trip worthwhile. Thanks for being such a great ambassador for our museum! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a child of a certain age , I grew up knowing that my MOM worked in defense of our country in a Defense plant packing parachutes . This sounded like fun, especially when she would tell of putting notes in the chutes, which was really a no no . But you had to know her to understand that she... More 

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

Thanks, Gwen Being of "a certain age" myself, I know exactly what you mean about this very special museum helping to make personal connections with our own families members of the "greatest generation". Hope you come back soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was just jampacked with airplanes and related items from WW1 through WW2. You were able to get up close to the aircraft. There were so many planes packed in the 4 hangers thet is dificult to get around them

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

Hi, Joe! Thanks for sharing your experience with everyone. We do have to plead guilty on the charge of having too many airplanes, but isn't that simply an awesome problem to have? Come back soon! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there and this place is very nice. The staff is mostly made up of volunteer people who want to share their experiences.

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Thank 7dayrealtor
mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing ! You are so right - we're open 363 days each year with only 7 staff members. It is our 200 wonderful volunteers who gave us 47,500 hours in 2016 alone who make this museum come alive for the public. Thanks for point them out! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum with lots of Airplanes and memorabilia. Take the self guided tour and you can look to your hearts content. Get up close and personally with the airplanes. You cannot get in them but you can walk around them, under them and if your lucky watch one land on there airstrip. Park out front has large dinosaurs for the... More 

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Thank Pepzman1969
mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for pointing out the free picnic and dinosaur park! It's open to the public and it's free every day. Thanks also for pointing out how different our museum is. Only two of 70 different aircraft are behind ropes - as you said you can walk right up to the rest of them and smell the fuel, oil, and leather! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended with a small group so one of the many docents conducted our tour. He was very familiar with the planes and had so many, in depth stories about the planes. Most of the planes are flown on a regular basis. Having read a lot of WWII planes, this visit was a real treat. The Museum has several planes... More 

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Thank vtcc64
mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for pointing out that our exhibits don't hide behind velvet rope lines! There's nothing like the smell of oil, leather, and hydraulic fluid to make your visit are real sensory experience. Thanks for visiting, and thanks for telling the world about your experience! More 

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