The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, located in Londonderry, welcomes all with an interest in the state’s exciting history of aviation. Current exhibits cover the history of the airport during WWII and its growth into what is now the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, as well as some of the more famous figures in New Hampshire aviation.
The exhibits showcase the people, places, events and artifacts that have helped form the history of aviation in New Hampshire. Visitors will also learn how the state’s contributions have affected the United States’ and the world’s aviation history.
The Aviation Museum is also home to traveling exhibits, such as the Wings of Freedom Tour. This special nationwide tour showcases historical, authentically restored fighter planes as they touch down in Londonderry each year. Visitors can step inside the planes for a low price, or can pay to take a flight with these historical machines.
The museum recently received a million dollar donation from Eugene and Slusser, of Hopkinton, New Hampshire. The couple announced their donation in September of 2009 and the museum broke ground for a 4,000 square foot addition the following spring. The addition, which will have its grand opening May of 2011, will provide more space for the museum’s displays, as well as a classroom, gift shop, library and meeting space.
The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire is operated by the non-profit New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society. It is currently located in the 1937 art deco building that once was the Manchester Airport Airline terminal. The building was moved from the airport to its present location in Londonderry, adjacent to the airport viewing area off of East Perimeter Road.
For more information about the Aviation Museum here in Londonderry, visit the New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society website. Stop in the museum at 13 East Perimeter Road, Londonderry. Browse this map for more detailed directions.