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See 31 historical aircraft from World War II to present day up close at this family-friendly museum that showcases the legacy of U.S. Marine Corps aviators, crews and support personnel. Indoor galleries feature artifacts, artwork, uniforms and...more
No Admision Fee
Open to public
1 - 2 hours if you read everything
Grab a pen and take the Recon Sheet with you when you head outside.
This is a small museum with so much to see! There are certain days where...More
Wanted to visit a museum with real aircraft and heard about this one on a radio program honoring veterans. It was a no charge museum but a donation was encouraged. We took a nice leisurely walk through the inside and enjoyed the exhibits and information....More
Great museum - lots of interesting information and history inside and of course the wonderful planes outside. Sometimes museums are just too big - this was perfect. I tire easily and in those big museums, I feel bad that I don't get to see it...More
This is a great place to bring young and old! It is supported by donation ( no designated fee for anyone). There is an inside museum with items from wars and the big attraction is the display of actual fighter jets including an "aggressor" used...More
The museum is free and run by knowledgeable volunteers (service must be in their blood). Although the inside portion of the museum is small, there is much to learn, celebrate and enjoy if you take your time going through exhibits. There are scavenger hunt sheets...More
We visited this museum with our grandson who was delighted to complete the sheet provided for children to find interesting things in the museum. Inside features include an exhibit about the Navajo Code-Talkers and John Glenn and less well-known but just as interesting ace pilots....More
This volunteer-run museum has a "mom and pop" feel to it despite being at MCAS Miramar. Closed on Mondays, and look for "open cockpit" days when you get to sit in selected jet and WW2 aircraft. The indoor exhibits (and restrooms) are in a small...More
What a great find..and FREE (well donations accepted). We drove up from our hotel in National City, especially to visit this great museum and weren't disappointed. We were greeted by the highly knowledgeable Dennis...he sure knows a thing or two about political and military history...More
We recommend at least 1.5-2 hours. There are 31 historical aircraft to see up close in an outdoor setting as well as 8 indoor galleries displaying artifacts, photographs, artwork and uniforms. On select dates there are... More
We recommend at least 1.5-2 hours. There are 31 historical aircraft to see up close in an outdoor setting as well as 8 indoor galleries displaying artifacts, photographs, artwork and uniforms. On select dates there are Open Cockpit Days and Pilot Talks.
In the early days of America, Marines were used as security on US Navy ships. They found that they were receiving lots of saber cuts to the neck — usually fatal — because the saber of the enemy bounced off the shoulder and... More
In the early days of America, Marines were used as security on US Navy ships. They found that they were receiving lots of saber cuts to the neck — usually fatal — because the saber of the enemy bounced off the shoulder and cut the neck. So, they started using a strip of leather around their neck to eliminate or limit the injury. Hence, “leathernecks.”
Major General Bob Butcher (USMC-retired)