500 Forrestal Road, Cape May Airport, NJ 08242.  

Visit The Museum

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is housed inside Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport in southern New Jersey. The site was formerly a Naval Aviation base during World War II. Hangar #1 is listed on the National and New Jersey State Registers of Historic Places at the National Significance Level. The Aviation Museum is open year-round and boasts over 26 aircraft displays as well as military memorabilia, engines, photographs, interactive exhibits and more!

Hours Of Operation:
April 1st thru Columbus Day - Open Daily 9am to 5pm 
Columbus Day thru November 30 - Open Daily 9am to 4pm 
December 1 thru March 31 - Monday – Friday 9am-4pm. Saturday &  Sunday Closed.

Please Note:
Thanksgiving  Day – CLOSED
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – CLOSED
New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day – CLOSED 

Admission Fees:
Adults: $12.00
Children: 3 thru 12 $10.00
Children under 3: FREE!
Active Duty Military w/ ID: FREE!
*Military dependents must pay regular admission.
Free Parking.

Historic Places at a level of National Significance

Hangar #1, as well as the museum’s centerpiece (a TBM Avenger aircraft), are both listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places at a level of National Significance. In an effort to enhance the museum experience, NASW is constantly changing, renovating and adding new exhibits—all while continuing the restoration work on the Hangar. The museum’s mission is to memorialize the 42 known airmen who perished here while training during World War II, educate the public, and restore Hangar #1.

Some highlights the museum offers:

  • Sit in the cockpit of select aircraft!
  • Climb a real air traffic tower!
  • Explore the Science of flight with interactive displays!
  • Try your hand at being a pilot with our flight simulator games!
  • Visit the All Available boats exhibit, commemorating the heroes of 9/11/01!
  • Visit our 1940's exhibit room to see what life looked like 70 years ago!
  • Explore the defenders of America’s coasts by visiting the Coast guard Exhibit area!
  • View our 26 planes and helicopters up close!

DIRECTIONS:
GPS Coordinates: N 39°00.307′ W 074°54.553′

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Southbound from Parkway: Take Exit 4B on to Rt 47. Travel west to Rt 9 (second traffic light) and make a left onto Rt 9S. Travel to Breakwater Rd (traffic light) and make a right. Travel to Cape May Airport entrance and make a right into the airport complex. Follow Aviation Museum signs.

Southbound from Route 47: 47S to Railroad Ave (traffic light) and make a right. Travel to Breakwater Rd (next light) and make a right. Travel to Cape May Airport entrance and make a right into the airport complex. Follow Aviation Museum signs.

Northbound on Parkway: Take Exit 4B, make a left at light onto Rt 47. Travel west to Rt 9 (second traffic light) and make a left onto Rt 9S. Travel to Breakwater Rd (traffic light) and make a right. Travel to Cape May Airport entrance and make a right into the airport complex. Follow Aviation Museum signs.

Northbound on Seashore Rd from Cape May: Take Seashore Rd out of Cape May to Breakwater Rd and make a left (light). Travel to Cape May Airport entrance and make a right into the airport complex. Follow Aviation Museum signs.

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Large handicap parking spaces are available near the main entrance.
  • Wheelchairs may be checked out from our Gift Shop. There is no cost to use them.
  • Our Seasonal restrooms are handicap accessible. In the winter, please call for restroom availability.
  • The Museum has ramps available for wheelchairs at each minor change in level.
  • Call ahead for changes in the above information.

TOURS

History and aviation enthusiasts of ALL ages tour the Aviation Museum!

The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum offers guided tours to groups and schools by reservation.
The tours are tailored to accommodate the age and interests of the group.
Call the museum office at (609) 886-8787 to book a tour or with any questions. 


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