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Monday, June 17, 2024


Aviation Museum Awarded State of NJ Travel and Tourism Grant

Naval Air Station Wildwood at dusk.


Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum will receive funding in 2021 through a Cooperative Marketing grant from the New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism. The grant will assist in the museum’s digital and print marketing campaign “Return to the Shore”. Following a difficult year in which many businesses at the NJ Shore struggled, the museum is appreciative for the support and eager to welcome larger crowds to the 92,000 sq./ft. hangar building. In 2020, the museum reopened July 3rd at 25% of its total capacity. Currently, staff is open and planning 2021 events including a 4-part virtual lecture, “Wings & Things” and the 25th annual AirFest. 
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located inside historic Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport. The site was formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center.  The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who perished while training at Naval Air Station Wildwood between 1943 and 1945. Current museum hours are 10am-4pm.  For more information, visit or call (609) 886-8787.

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