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Summer Fun: Get an Airmail Tour at the College Park Aviation Museum

100 Days Day 77

Airmail started right here at the College Park Airport! Join this tour for a unique perspective on the important figures and flights involved in the beginnings of Postal Service airmail deliveries. Visitors will explore the history of airmail while examining planes, artifacts, and primary source documents from the museum’s collections.

This tour last about 45 minutes-1 hour and is geared towards those 12 and older. 

Registration is NOT required. For questions, please contact collegeparkaviation@pgparks.com 

The College Park Aviation Museum opened in 1998 and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The College Park Aviation Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting aviation innovations at College Park Airport and in Prince George’s County while fostering research, inventiveness, and lifelong curiosity about the history and science of flight.

Historic Venue

The museum is a 27,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility located on the grounds of the world’s oldest continuously operating airport in College Park, Maryland. The airport was founded in 1909 when Wilbur Wright came here to give flight instruction to the first military aviators.

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.

Picnic Opportunities

The College Park Aviation Museum does not have any indoor eating facilities, but during pleasant weather guests are welcome to eat picnic lunches at umbrella tables on our outdoor balcony, which overlooks the airport runway.

Museum admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children, and free for children 1 and under. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. https://www.mncppc.org/1593/College-Park-Aviation-Museum

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