Cape May County's Aviation Museum

If you're looking for something different to do with the kids, let them sit inside a fighter jet.

The Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, located at the Cape May County Airport, has over a dozen vintage aircraft from World War II and the Vietnam War.

Hangar 1, which houses the aviation museum, is itself on the National Register of Historic Places. It was a center for pilot training during World War II and is dedicated to the 41 pilots who lost their lives there during training maneuvers in World War II.

What to See

From the outside, it looks just like a typical aircraft hangar. But walk inside and you're in another century. See a TBM Avenger - a World War II torpedo- bomber that was one of the original aircraft stationed at the Naval Air Station Wildwood.

Or a Cobra Helicopter, used as a gun ship during the Vietnam War.

Climb into some of the planes and see what it feels like to sit in the cockpit and be at the controls. Great for photos!

In addition to the aircraft, there are vintage jeeps and an interactive display from the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, with computer flight simulators.