Please Note that the Aviation Wing will Reopen on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 10am. The Aviation Wing is open to visitors Thursday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm. There is a suggested contribution of $5 per vehicle with the funds going towards the maintenance of the grounds.
The Aviation Wing of the Marietta Museum of History is presently comprised of a 15.5 acre park. The park features various civilian and military aircraft from the latter half of the twentieth century in addition to aircraft produced locally in Marietta. Aviation in Marietta begins with Bell Aircraft in the early 1940s and continued to grow with Lockheed Martin from the 1950s to present. Aviation has played an integral role in Marietta’s history and with aircraft manufacturing continuing to be a prominent industry; the Aviation Wing desires to have visitors explore the complete story of our community.
Details of an Aviation Wing Tour:
The Aviation Wing of the Marietta Museum of History is presently comprised of a 15.5 acre park. The park features various civilian and military aircraft from the latter half of the twentieth century in addition to aircraft produced locally in Marietta. Due to the large space, we discourage groups showing up with children without booking a tour in advance. To book a tour call the museum at 770-794-5710. For pricing check out our Group Tours page.
We reserve the right to ask a group to leave if the group was unscheduled. Also, all large groups with children must have a guided tour and will be required to pay for that tour. Large groups with children are not allowed to tour the Aviation Wing without a guide, since there may be work going on at the site that uses heavy machinery.
We suggest 11:00am as the starting time for your tour. Earlier tours can be booked on request, however, a delay in arrival will result in abbreviated tours. Tours can last from 45 minutes to an hour. The majority of an Aviation Wing tour is outdoors and requires walking so please have children wear comfortable, closed toe shoes. The Aviation Wing is a large working facility with heavy machinery so we ask that the children in your group be ages 5 and up. Also there are no water fountains and there are limited restroom facilities currently at the Wing, so please plan accordingly.
For additional information about the Aviation Wing please contact the main line for the Marietta Museum of History at 770-794-5710