The Gloucester City Library is excited to announce a new museum has been added to our Museum Pass Program! The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, located in Cape May, NJ, is housed in a historic World War II-era all-wood hangar which was assembled by the U.S. Navy in 1942 from a kit delivered via railroad!
From 1943 to 1945, the hangar was part of the Naval Air Station Wildwood where bomber squadrons were trained before serving in the Pacific theater.
After World War II, the hangar was owned by multiple companies until it was abandoned several decades later..
In 1997, the nonprofit NASW Foundation restored the building and eventually opened the aviation museum to the public.
The museum’s collection includes over 25 historic airplanes, jets, and helicopters dating back to World War II.
During your visit, sit in the cockpit of a historic plane or enter an authentic air traffic control tower. Visit the 1940s room to view memorabilia and artifacts from life during World War II.
The Museum Pass can be borrowed for up to 3 days by an adult cardholder in good standing. The pass allows free admission for 2 adults and 4 children.