Experience History Up Close


America's Flying Museum

Located in Virginia Beach the Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the world’s largest collections of flying vintage military aircraft.

Our purpose-built airport facility includes over 50 aircraft from the World War I and World War II-era. The museum is also home to historical structures located on 130 acres.

With static displays, and regular flying demonstrations featuring some of history’s most iconic aircraft, the Museum is a ‘must see’ attraction!

Things to do

Museum Experiences for the Whole Family

Take a ride in one of our WWII planes? Yes, you can!

Tour our hangars and control tower. See aircraft up close.

Weekly flight demonstrations during the Summer.

Weekly story time, monthly workshops, and more for kids.

Hands-on STEM challenges and history lessons for kids.

Celebrations, fundraisers or meetings no one will forget.

Tour buses are welcome! Tours with or without lunch.

Explore the history of aviation and aircraft from different time periods!

50 Warbirds Cutout


On the Ground and in the Air!

Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendar

See the collection in flight at one of our signature air shows, participate in various fundraisers, or attend other exciting events!

Legendary Aircraft

Restored to Flight

No other museum has a collection like ours. You won’t find a larger collection of authentic, fully-restored, operational military aircraft at a single location anywhere else in the world. Our airplanes are monuments to those who built, flew and maintained them. Visit the Museum to learn their stories!


The Museum is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit

We Depend on Your Support

We appreciate the passion, commitment, and generosity of our Members, Donors, and Volunteers. You can join us and keep ‘em flying!



A Plane

Secure a personal role in preserving a warbird through our adoption program.


Make a

Your donation helps us preserve a piece of history and inspire generations to come.


Become a

Free general admission, great discounts, special event invitations, and more.

“Awesome staff, great aircraft and the best way to get up close with history. I highly recommend the Warbird Over the Beach show. WW1, WW2, and many other aircraft.”

– Rob M.

"Every day my son came home so excited about his day. He came home with so much new information he learned and had so much to say about what he had seen each day. He had a wonderful experience! I was extremely happy with the whole program."

– Michelle B.

"This place is AMAZING! You'll get up close and personal with an expansive collection of vintage airplanes, all meticulously maintained. It's a true labor of love. There's a contagious passion for aviation and history in the atmosphere. This was easily one of my favorite museums I've ever been to."

- Kevin K.

"Impressive! Really friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers. All of the planes fly and they have airshows. It's off the beaten path and totally worth it. We started our day here, then traveled to Cape Henry and then hit Virginia Beach. Made for a full and fun day!"

– Jennifer P.


Shop the Museum Store

Purchases in the Museum Store fund the continuing educational mission of the Military Aviation Museum to support areas including youth programs, flight demonstrations, and exhibit development.

gift shop books


gift shop apparel


rosy the riveter

Rosie The Riveter

airplane toy


remove before flight gift shop

Remove Before Flight

messenger bag gift shop