Welcome to Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

Hours: Open Daily 9am-5pm… Thursdays until 8pm in August

Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum is a non-profit museum located at the Cape May Airport inside historic Hangar #1. Commissioned in April 1943, NASW served as an active dive-bomber squadron training facility during World War II. Today, Hangar #1 has been restored and transformed into an Aviation Museum that houses a number of aircraft, engines, special exhibits, and educational interactive displays. The museum invites visitors to explore aviation, New Jersey, military and WWII history through “hands-on,” fun and educational activities for the entire family! Bring the kids and travel back in time to this 92,000 square foot sampling of the 1940’s (and don’t forget your camera)!

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Some highlights the museum offers:

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.

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Recognition And Support


NASW is happy to report that the museum recently received a certificate for an impressive average review of 4 ½ stars (out of 5) on TripAdvisor.com! If you have a TripAdvisor account, please consider logging on and reviewing the Aviation Museum.

The NASW Aviation Museum received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism. visitnj.org

NASW Aviation Museum

500 Forrestal Road
Cape May Airport
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
(609) 886-8787

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