Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

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Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum

Cape May Airport
500 Forrestal Rd., Rio Grande, NJ 08204
609-886-8787
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Property Description

Naval aviation museum dedicated to honoring U.S.Naval airmen who perished during their World War II training. The museum houses vintage aircraft and memorabilia and is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Naval Air Station (NAS) Wildwood Aviation Museum is housed inside Hangar #1 at the Cape May County Airport. Once a World War II dive-bomber squadron training facility, the 92,000-square-foot wooden structure has been restored and houses vintage aircraft from all branches of the military. The museum serves as a memorial to the 42 men who perished while training at the site. NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum boasts more than 26 aircraft displays as well as exhibits of military memorabilia, engines, photographs and more. Additionally, the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia has provided NAS Wildwood with a wealth of interactive exhibits that allow visitors to discover the science of flight. There is a family-friendly restaurant across the parking lot. NAS Wildwood is listed on the National & State of NJ Registers of Historic Places at a level of National Significance. It is the largest aviation museum in New Jersey. Open year round. 609-886-8787. www.usnasw.org.

Directions

SOUTHBOUND: Garden State Parkway to Exit 4A on to Route 47, travel west approx. one mile to Railroad Avenue. Make a left and travel 1.6 miles to Breakwater Rd. Make a right and travel 7/10 mile to airport entrance on the right and follow signs. NORTHBOUND: Garden State Parkway to Exit 4, make a left at Light on to Route 47, travel west approx. one mile to Railroad Ave, make a left and travel 1.6 miles to Breakwater Rd. Make a right and travel 7/10 mile to airport entrance on the right and follow signs.