Welcome to Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

Hours: Open Daily 9am-4pm.

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.

NASW News And Events

  • The 2017 Big Band Dance, Dinner & Concert
    The 2017 Big Band Dance, Dinner & Concert
    Swing out with your sweetheart and take a journey back to the 1940’s. The Big Band Dance, Dinner & Concert will be happening on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 6:30pm – 10:00pm at the USNASW Aviation Museum. Please click the image below to purchase your tickets....
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  • 2017 Membership Challenge – Aviation Museum Celebrates 20th Anniversary
    2017 Membership Challenge – Aviation Museum Celebrates 20th Anniversary
    Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2017. The staff at the Aviation Museum has created a limited edition 20th Anniversary Challenge Coin that is part of the 2017 Membership Challenge which starts today. With a goal of 350 new members...
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Recognition And Support

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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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