New England Air Museum
The New England Air Museum is the largest aviation museum in New England and is a private, non-profit educational institution that was organized in 1959. Three larger hangars and an outdoor display contain more than 80 aircraft with permanent exhibits that include the oldest surviving aircraft in the U.S. – the 1870 Silas M. Brooks Balloon Basket, as well as an S-39 Amphibian plane – the first aircraft built in Connecticut by aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky. Featured year-round are many historical aircraft and exhibits including a focus on World War II’s Tuskegee Airmen, and a display about Amelia Earhart alongside a Lockheed Model 10 Electra – the same type of plane flown by the female aviator. The Air Museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting historically significant aircraft and related artifacts, engaging visitors through high-quality exhibits helping them to understand aviation technology and history and inspiring students through innovative and hands-on educational programs.
Discounted admission is available for veterans and active duty military personnel.
The New England Air Museum is located on 36 Perimeter Road (off Route 75) on the North end of the Bradley International Airport airfield in Windsor Locks, Conn. It is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day; the museum is closed on Mondays during the winter season.
Directions: Take I-91 North or South to Exit 40 (Route 20). Take second right exit off Route 20 and turn right onto Route 75 North. Continue for 2.8 miles. Take left at Museum sign onto Perimeter Rd for 1.7 miles. The Museum will be on the right.
If you are coming from Bradley International Airport, follow the signs to Route 75 and turn left and head east onto Schoephoester Rd. Turn left onto Route 75 North. Drive 2.2 miles and turn left onto Perimeter Rd. at the Museum sign.
FREE onsite parking and plenty of room for buses.
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