New England Air Museum in the largest Avaition Museum in New England. Our Mission is to preserve and present historically significant aircraft and related artifacts, Engage our visitors through high-quality exhibits that help them understand aviation technology, history and the stories of the men and women who built, flew and made history with these famous machines.
The Museum consist of six buildings (Civil, Military, 58th Bomb Wing Memorial, Restoration Hangars and two storage buildings). Today, the Museum houses one of the world’s most outstanding collections of historic aviation artifacts: more than 80 aircraft and an extensive collection of engines, instruments, aircraft parts, uniforms and personal memorabilia. Within this collection are the last remaining four-engine American flying boat known as the Sikorsky VS-44A, donated by its previous owner, actress Maureen O’Hara and restored to original condition; an expertly restored B-29 Superfortress; Silas Brooks Balloon Basket (1870) believed to be the oldest surviving aircraft in the United States; the Bunce-Curtiss Pusher (1912), the oldest surviving Connecticut-built airplane; the Sikorsky S-39, the oldest surviving Sikorsky aircraft; and a Kaman K-225 helicopter, the oldest surviving Kaman-built aircraft.
Enjoy over 80 aircraft on display, interactive exhibits, guided tours, open cockpits and not to be missed-our newest exhibit “Flight Sim Spot” open Tues-Sun 12p.m. -4p.m.