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College Park Aviation Museum

1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 864-6029
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  • Details

    The College Park Aviation Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is located on the grounds of the world’s oldest continuously operating airport. The airport, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was founded in 1909 when Wilbur Wright came here to give flight instruction to the first military aviators. Visitors to the museum step into an open one-and-a-half-story exhibit space, which highlights the display of unique aircraft and artifacts and tells the story of the airport’s many aviation firsts. The museum gallery contains historic and reproduction aircraft associated with the history of the airfield, as well as hands-on activities and interpretive areas for children of all ages. Changing exhibits and new programs every month keep visitors coming back for more.

  • Events

    Trains and Planes Weekend

    Dec 15, 2023 - Dec 17, 2023 College Park Aviation Museum

    Cub Corner

    Dec 16, 2023 - Dec 16, 2023 College Park Aviation Museum

    Afternoon Aviators

    Dec 23, 2023 - Dec 23, 2023 College Park Aviation Museum

    Afternoon Aviators: Trains & Planes

    Dec 23, 2023 - Dec 23, 2023 College Park Aviation Museum

    Afternoon Aviators: Black History Month

    Feb 24, 2024 - Feb 24, 2024 College Park Aviation Museum
  • Facilities
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Description The College Park Aviation Museum offer a unique setting to host a business meeting, training, wedding, or reception. Both buildings overlook the world's oldest continuously operating general aviation airport! The Museum's Main Gallery space - filled with 10 aircraft, interactive exhibits, photographs, and displays with a glass viewing wall facing the airport's runway - offers a scenic backdrop for evening activities. The museum boasts a large gallery and three smaller galleries, a mezzanine level overlooking the main gallery, and an outdoor patio overlooking the airfield. You may choose to rent the entire museum and take advantage of all the exhibits to entertain your guests. Or, for smaller events, rent the mezzanine and patio overlooking the main gallery and airfield.
    • Number of Rooms 5
    Museum (All Facilities)
    • Banquet Capacity: 80
    • Reception Capacity: 250
    Museum Mezzanine (includes lobby & patio)
    • Banquet Capacity: 70
    • Reception Capacity: 70
    Operations Conference Room A (includes lobby)
    • Banquet Capacity: 49
    • Reception Capacity: 49
    Operations Conference Room B (includes lobby)
    • Banquet Capacity: 88
    • Reception Capacity: 156
    Operations Conference Room A/B (includes lobby)
    • Banquet Capacity: 175
    • Reception Capacity: 250
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