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March Air Museum

A-37B on static display at March Field Air Museum.
A-37B on static display at March Field Air Museum.
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Located near the former March Air Force Base, the March Field Air Museum houses some 70 historic aircraft in and around a 1993 building painted to mimic an early-day aircraft hangar. The museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. six days a week. It is closed Mondays and on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Easter.

Inside the museum are thousands of artifacts dating from 1918, when March first opened as the Army's Alessandro Flying Training Field. Among the unusual aircraft in the collection is a rare P-59 fighter, described in the museum brochure as "the first operational jet adopted by the U.S. Air Force over 50 years ago."

For the most current information on museum operation and hours, visit March Field Air Museum.