Michigan Aviation Museums

There are many aviation and airplane museums around the United States. It would mostly likely take a lifetime and a fortune to travel to every single one. It doesn't mean that you cant try though!

In these pages you will find a list of aviation museums by state. Each museum contains a description, location, and various other military history museums you can find nearby. Milsurpia has been created for the military history enthusiast and wants to make finding these gems easier. This list of has been archived together as a community. If you notice a museum missing or would like to contribute information, please feel free to reach out and submit it!

To submit a museum or organization for consideration please contact us. Photos and descriptions of locations will not be listed without expressed consent.

Aircraft Parking

Private pilots take notice! Airplane museums around the country are available for you to fly into. Many of the museums in the below aviation museum directory allow private pilots to park for free at their facilities. When you are planning your next flight out, think about checking out one of these museums and supporting the community. Be sure to check the website and / or call ahead for proper parking and taxi instructions.

Event Planning

Another great thing about aviation museums is those wide open hangars! Many of the below museums offer their hangars for events. Consider checking them out and renting a hangar for your next event.

Brighton, MI

Portage, MI

Chesterfield Township, MI

Selfridge Air Museum

Selfridge Military Air Museum began with the foresight and planning of Col. Robert A. Stone and other officers and enlisted men and women in the Michigan Air National Guard in 1975-76. The museum and our parent organization, the Michigan Air Guard Historical Association (MAGHA) began to preserve the history of Selfridge Air National Guard Base, formerly Selfridge Field & Selfridge Air Force Base and the history of the Michigan Air National Guard. The history of Selfridge and the museum can be found at the website below. (Description provided courtesy of the Selfridge Military Air Museum)

B-25 nose section at warbirds of glory museum

The mission of the Warbirds of Glory Museum is to restore and fly period aircraft to present a unique educational opportunity to understand the Second World War experience and mentor students in mechanical skills, aircraft restoration and American values. The museum is home to the B-25J Sandbar Mitchell which is currently under restoration to flying status. Visitation is currently by appointment only. (Description provided courtesy of Warbirds of Glory Museum)

Belleville, MI

Volunteers at Yankee Air Museum

Through aircraft displays and precious artifacts, the Yankee Air Museum teaches guests about aviation technology and the importance of flight through past wars and the emergence of commercial aviation in the United States. Yankee Air Museum offers several educational programs as well as STEM programming specifically developed for children grades K-12. The Yankee Air Museum also hosts the THUNDER OVER MICHIGAN™ Air Show at Willow Run Airport that has become one of the premier annual aviation events in the country. Guests also have the opportunity to purchase tickets for a once in a lifetime ride on one of our flyable aircraft: B-17 Yankee Lady, B-25 Yankee Warrior, C-47 Hairless Joe, UH-1H Huey Greyhound and Ford Tri-Motor. Visit the Yankee Air Museum and join the excitement!