Naval Air Station
Historic things to see in Cape May
If you’re looking for things to do in Cape May, NJ, stop by Hanger #1 at the Cape May Airport (just 15 minutes from The Queen Victoria®) for a special look at 1940’s Aviation History! Of the many different types of vintage aircraft are on display here, some have cockpits you can climb into, and the museum’s centerpiece—a TBM Avenger Aircraft—is listed on the National Register of Historic Places along with the hanger itself!
Highlights of the museum include its 1940’s room, a special exhibit which recreates the spirit of the 1940’s through a collection of household memorabilia, and an authentic Air Traffic Control Tower from Bader Field in Atlantic City. The Tower features real air traffic chatter and microphones that connect to the tower’s bottom and other exhibits in the museum, so you can talk with your friends! “All Available Boats”, a new exhibit, commemorates the efforts of the Coast Guard and ordinary people alike who responded to the call to help evacuate people from the World Trade Centers on 9/11.
On the educational side, the museum has several interactive exhibits which explore the science of flight and flight simulator games you can try your hand at.
With 26 planes and helicopters and many other things to see, you and any guests you bring are sure to have an interesting time at the Naval Air Station! Be sure to bring a camera!