March Field Air Museum

March Field Air Museum The March Field Air Museum is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to promoting an understanding of humanity’s desire for flight and March Field’s pivotal role in the development of aviation.

March Field Air Museum, and the P-38 National Museum are adjacent to the March Air Reserve Base, Riverside, California. March Field Air Museum serves as home to over 89 historic aircraft and displays relating to the history of both Military and Civilian Aviation and March Field, now known as March Air Reserve Base. Cost:
$12.00 per Adult
$10.00 per Veterans
$6.00 Ages 5-11
children under 5 ent

March Field Air Museum, and the P-38 National Museum are adjacent to the March Air Reserve Base, Riverside, California. March Field Air Museum serves as home to over 89 historic aircraft and displays relating to the history of both Military and Civilian Aviation and March Field, now known as March Air Reserve Base. Cost:
$12.00 per Adult
$10.00 per Veterans
$6.00 Ages 5-11
children under 5 ent

Operating as usual

Space Force at the March Field Air Museum! MSgt Corry of the new United States Space Force became the first "Guardian" t...
09/02/2021

Space Force at the March Field Air Museum! MSgt Corry of the new United States Space Force became the first "Guardian" to visit the MFAM Space Exploration Exhibit today.
Strange, I thought they would all be much shorter...and green.

Space Force at the March Field Air Museum! MSgt Corry of the new United States Space Force became the first "Guardian" to visit the MFAM Space Exploration Exhibit today.
Strange, I thought they would all be much shorter...and green.

MFAM Family Day !
08/24/2021

MFAM Family Day !

MFAM Family Day !

08/18/2021

Alex and his crew have done a great job on the F-101 Voodoo! It's not finished quite yet, but he has temporarily re-positioned the aircraft in front of the museum's second hangar for Lt Col Jack Veth's memorial service.

LtCol Veth flew F-101B 59-0418 early in his career when he was with the 60th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Otis AFB. He later went on to pilot the museum's SR-71.

LtCol Veth was an exceptional pilot and a fine officer, he will be sorely missed. The museum is honored to be able to restore this aircraft to the livery it worn when he flew her.

08/15/2021

Our EA-6B Prowler moves into line while our Security Manager Mikey shows off his Ninja skills by sliding by nearly invisible to mortal eyes

With their hard work done the guys from Worldwide Aircraft Recovery pose next to the March Field Air Museum's new EA-6B ...
08/14/2021

With their hard work done the guys from Worldwide Aircraft Recovery pose next to the March Field Air Museum's new EA-6B Prowler. Great work !!

With their hard work done the guys from Worldwide Aircraft Recovery pose next to the March Field Air Museum's new EA-6B Prowler. Great work !!

08/12/2021

The EA-6B Prowler arrives at its new home!

The EA-6B Prowler is disassembled and ready for transport from Flying Leatherneck Air Museum.  It should be arriving her...
08/09/2021

The EA-6B Prowler is disassembled and ready for transport from Flying Leatherneck Air Museum. It should be arriving here late tomorrow evening.
(Photos courtesy of Steve Smith)

Night at the museum!
08/09/2021

Night at the museum!

08/09/2021

Jordan takes the museum's newly restored World War II US Marine Corps Clark forklift for a drive.

The restoration volunteers have been hard at work on our F-101 Voodoo. There is still much more to do, but it has come a...
08/06/2021

The restoration volunteers have been hard at work on our F-101 Voodoo. There is still much more to do, but it has come a long way!

Our replica P-6E is powered by small block Chevy! This week volunteers Jimmy and Glen began tearing down the engine in p...
07/27/2021

Our replica P-6E is powered by small block Chevy! This week volunteers Jimmy and Glen began tearing down the engine in preperation for a rebuild.

Our replica P-6E is powered by small block Chevy! This week volunteers Jimmy and Glen began tearing down the engine in preperation for a rebuild.

07/12/2021

E-3 AWACS soars over March Field. It's an Airshow everyday at the March Field Air Museum!

Great Moreno Valley Independence Day Parade! A safe and fun day for everyone thanks to Alex and our committed volunteers...
07/04/2021

Great Moreno Valley Independence Day Parade! A safe and fun day for everyone thanks to Alex and our committed volunteers.

06/23/2021
A-7 Move

Yesterday was aircraft moving day at the March Field Air Museum in preparation for the arrival of our new addition a U.S. Marine Corps AE-6B Prowler. The Prowler is scheduled to join our flightline in mid-July.
Stay tuned for updates

Looking more like an airplane every day! Nice job Alex.
06/19/2021

Looking more like an airplane every day! Nice job Alex.

Looking more like an airplane every day! Nice job Alex.

A new arrival at the museum! Today a US Navy T-34 Mentor made its way to restoration where Alex and the crew will put it...
06/16/2021

A new arrival at the museum! Today a US Navy T-34 Mentor made its way to restoration where Alex and the crew will put it into fighting trim.

A big thanks to Bob for all his work in bringing the former Navy trainer to our flightline.

77 years ago on D Day, Lt Christian Burger gave his life in a successful attempt to save the British city of Battle, Eng...
06/07/2021

77 years ago on D Day, Lt Christian Burger gave his life in a successful attempt to save the British city of Battle, England.

Early on the morning of June 6 , 1944 , Lt Burger’s B-26, heavily loaded for a bombing raid on German artillery positions overlooking Utah Beach, suffered severe icing and collided with another B-26 while still over the English countryside.

Instead of immediately baling out as ordered by the aircraft pilot, Lt. Burger and several members of the crew, stayed with the rapidly falling B-26 disarming it’s high explosives bombs one by one and jettisoning them safely to avoid the fully loaded bomber exploding on impact and killing innocent English civilians.

As they struggled with the last bomb the aircraft skimmed over the rooftops of Battle, England narrowly missing the center of the ancient city before crashing and exploding just outside of the city limit.

Lt Burger’s heroism, and that of the other crewmen, ended their young lives that June morning, but their heroism and saved countless innocent civilians and their city.

Lt Burger left behind a young wife, a daughter and a yet unborn son. We will never forget Lt Burger, his crew, and the other heroes of D Day.

Every June, more than 40,000 ham radio operators throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in publ...
06/04/2021

Every June, more than 40,000 ham radio operators throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933 and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

This June, Saturday, and Sunday the 26th and 27th, the Moreno Valley Amateur Radio Association will hold Field Day 2021 at the March Field Air Museum memorial garden. The exhibition will be open to the public from 9 to 5 each day. The exhibition will include the operation of radio transmitters and receivers.

Everyone is welcome, come on down and get your message across Loud and Clear!

Every June, more than 40,000 ham radio operators throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933 and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

This June, Saturday, and Sunday the 26th and 27th, the Moreno Valley Amateur Radio Association will hold Field Day 2021 at the March Field Air Museum memorial garden. The exhibition will be open to the public from 9 to 5 each day. The exhibition will include the operation of radio transmitters and receivers.

Everyone is welcome, come on down and get your message across Loud and Clear!

This weekend we commemorate our brothers and sisters who have given "the last full measure of devotion" in service to ou...
05/31/2021

This weekend we commemorate our brothers and sisters who have given "the last full measure of devotion" in service to our country.

We at the March Field Air Museum encourage everyone to keep their sacrifice in mind as we rededicate ourselves to the nation and constitution they died to defend.

This weekend we commemorate our brothers and sisters who have given "the last full measure of devotion" in service to our country.

We at the March Field Air Museum encourage everyone to keep their sacrifice in mind as we rededicate ourselves to the nation and constitution they died to defend.

The Restoration crew have been busy stripping the paint off our B-25! Note the Air Force markings and the N number on th...
05/30/2021

The Restoration crew have been busy stripping the paint off our B-25! Note the Air Force markings and the N number on the fuselage.

05/23/2021

Todays March Field Air Museum / Moreno Valley Amateur Radio Association demonstration of an original WWII USAAF SCR-578 “Gibson Girl” Survival Radio Transmitter went well!

Jordan managed to transmit a clear SOS but, so far, no one has arrived to rescue him.

Take a step into the past! This Saturday May 22, at 1100 AM the March Field Air Museum with its great team of Moreno Val...
05/21/2021

Take a step into the past!

This Saturday May 22, at 1100 AM the March Field Air Museum with its great team of Moreno Valley Amateur Radio Association volunteers will host a demonstration of an original WWII USAAF SCR-578 “Gibson Girl” Survival Radio Transmitter.

The Gibson Girl radio set was a bright yellow, narrow waisted, hand crank powered emergency transmitter stored on military aircraft like the B-17 and B-24. Ruggedly designed, the radio was designed to be used by aircrews to call for rescue while huddled in their life raft after being shot down.

Come on down, it will be fascinating look at 1940’s technology in use!

05/04/2021

The restoration crew brought our F-101 Voodoo down to their hangar this morning for a long overdue paintjob! When completed, 59-0418 will be displayed in the livery of the 60th Fighter Interceptor Squadron.

"By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood,...
04/19/2021

"By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Concord Hymn

April 19th , 1775, 246 years ago today, true patriots stood and faced the greatest army the world had ever seen. In doing so they created the nation that remains the last great hope of man on earth.

As we strive to perfect the republic they formed, let us remember courage under fire, a firm belief in the equality of man and faith in our evolving democracy will win the day .

Happy Patriot's Day from the March Field Air Museum.

"By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Concord Hymn

April 19th , 1775, 246 years ago today, true patriots stood and faced the greatest army the world had ever seen. In doing so they created the nation that remains the last great hope of man on earth.

As we strive to perfect the republic they formed, let us remember courage under fire, a firm belief in the equality of man and faith in our evolving democracy will win the day .

Happy Patriot's Day from the March Field Air Museum.

Neil, Carl, Tim, Art and, of course,, Greg Stathatos from B-29 Archeology had a great weekend helping to preserve the B-...
04/13/2021

Neil, Carl, Tim, Art and, of course,, Greg Stathatos from B-29 Archeology had a great weekend helping to preserve the B-29A Superfortress “Flagship 500” at the March Field Air Museum. The stabilizers and rudder are all painted. On their next trip they will be tackling the wings.
Great job guys!!

Straight from the Great White North, thanks to Alex and the restoration guys,  our C-119 has returned to its Canadian ro...
04/10/2021

Straight from the Great White North, thanks to Alex and the restoration guys, our C-119 has returned to its Canadian roots!

Dusk at the March Field Air Museum, another beautiful Spring!
04/09/2021

Dusk at the March Field Air Museum, another beautiful Spring!

The museum received a very special gift this week in the form of a brand new John Deere Gator from RDO Equipment donated...
04/03/2021

The museum received a very special gift this week in the form of a brand new John Deere Gator from RDO Equipment donated by the family of the late Dick Van Rennes. Dick was a long time staple of the museum for nearly 30 years and had over 50,000 volunteer hours in every capacity from groundskeeping to member of the executive board of directors.

03/28/2021
F-35

USMC F-35 training over March Field ! It's an airshow every day at the March Field Air Museum.

We are Open! Riverside County has moved into the red zone!With over 30 acres of outdoor exhibits and two large Indoor ex...
03/16/2021

We are Open! Riverside County has moved into the red zone!

With over 30 acres of outdoor exhibits and two large Indoor exhibit hangars, March Field Air Museum has the one of the largest display of military aircraft and aviation artifacts in Southern California.

Come on out and check for yourself, there is plenty of room to appropriately maintain Physical Distancing requirements.

We are Open! Riverside County has moved into the red zone!

With over 30 acres of outdoor exhibits and two large Indoor exhibit hangars, March Field Air Museum has the one of the largest display of military aircraft and aviation artifacts in Southern California.

Come on out and check for yourself, there is plenty of room to appropriately maintain Physical Distancing requirements.

Our T- barrier project is on full swing! T-barriers are an art form unique to the conflict in Southwest Asia. Often used...
03/05/2021

Our T- barrier project is on full swing! T-barriers are an art form unique to the conflict in Southwest Asia. Often used for perimeter defense, Units frequently paint their distinctive insignia on the barriers as an expression of pride.

Here at March Field Air Museum, our outdoor Iraq/Afghanistan exhibits west wall is lined with T-barriers that are being painted by March ARB and local area units to show their pride and to give our visitors a taste of life on deployment.

If your unit would like to participate please contact the museum... we still have barriers available thanks to a generous donation from Pro-Cast concrete.

Yesterday was the 60th anniversary of the first Cessna spymaster flight! Our O-2 Skymasters were all dressed up for the ...
03/01/2021

Yesterday was the 60th anniversary of the first Cessna spymaster flight! Our O-2 Skymasters were all dressed up for the celebration.
Great photos from Scott Plummer, Aviation Shooter

Guess what’s coming to March Field Air Museum?
02/24/2021

Guess what’s coming to March Field Air Museum?

Guess what’s coming to March Field Air Museum?

Our F-4C Phantom 8th TFW Vietnam vet taken from the museum’s SAC tower
02/21/2021

Our F-4C Phantom 8th TFW Vietnam vet taken from the museum’s SAC tower

Our F-4C Phantom 8th TFW Vietnam vet taken from the museum’s SAC tower

02/15/2021
AWACS

It's an Air Show every day at the March Field Air Museum! An AWACS takes to the Sunday skies from March Field

Address

22550 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA
92518

Parking is free We are located just off the I-215 freeway at the Van Buren Exit in Riverside. Our orange and white checkerboard roof is visible from the freeway as you approach. For map search programs, use the address at 22550 Van Buren, Riverside, CA, 92518

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(951) 902-5949

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The March Field Air Museum is located just southeast of downtown Riverside, California, adjacent to March Field (today’s March Air Reserve Base). March Field Air Museum features 84 historic aircraft and extensive exhibits and static displays relating to military aviation and the central role of March Field in its development. A major focus of the collections and exhibits is the history March Field itself, the West Coast’s oldest continuously operated military airfield, and a birthplace of the modern United States Air Force

March Field Air Museum is a nonprofit educational institution, dedicated to promoting an understanding of humanity’s passion for flight and March Field’s pivotal role in the development of aviation. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the museum is rated the #1 Attraction in Riverside by TripAdvisor. Displayed aircraft range from a full scale replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer (which launched powered flight worldwide), to the world’s fastest manned air-breathing aircraft (the SR-71 Blackbird) and a modern MQ-1 Predator (remotely piloted aircraft), to early examples of military aircraft, and some of America’s most iconic military planes including the World War II B-17 Flying Fortress, B-29 Super-fortress and a Vietnam era B-52 Strato-fortress.

DID YOU KNOW? In 2018, March Field is commemorating its Centennial! As it begins its second century as a military airfield, March Air Reserve Base is expanding to encompass new missions in service to, and in protection of, our great nation. The March Field Air Museum is proud to preserve and present this historic airfield’s history to the public! Admission:

$10.00 Adult/Youth ages 12+ $5.00 Ages 5-11 children under 5 FREE Museum Members FREE

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I took this photograph of a captured N**i flag at a hangar building in the March Field Air Museum during my visit there in August 2019. Above the flag is the sign saying "Evil Defeated", and the soldiers who seized the flag surely knew that Adolf Hi**er was evil either after hearing stories about N**i brutality against innocent civilians early in World War II or after seeing dead or emaciated Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, and disabled people at concentration camps in Germany. Did you ask any US veterans of the European theater of World War II knew that Hi**er was evil as soon as the war started or after they saw bodies of dead Jews, Gypsies, and homosexuals at concentration camps in Ravensbruck, Sachsenhausen, and Buchenwald?
I was at the Tyler mall yesterday and noticed a small exhibit from March Field. Is there going to be a small sister museum there or something?
Enhanced & colorized by me. 🎨👍👍🇺🇸🇺🇸 Bob Hope performed his first USO show on May 6, 1941, at March Field in California.
I wanted to share these photos I took on Thursday. I will definitely be making more return visits.
Has the museum been able to open the doors yet. Sorry I guess I didn't scroll down far enough. GREEEEET
Thank you March Field Air Museum three times back to back and every time we found new things and even had a blast as a family doing the scavenger hunt. Thank you from The Serratelli Family!! 👍🏻👍🏻
I visited this beautiful museum in Jan. 2021 and it was just Epic to see these flying machines of history right there and to be able to reach out and touch them! Surreal feeling to be that close to history. I will bring my grandsons next time to visit this historic place. Here's a few pictures I took while visiting this air field!
Here's some of the pictures I took during my last visit there. I really enjoyed myself there. It's a wonderful place to honor our military men and women. God Bless them all!
Caught this at Vlof
This picture was taken in 1948 at Chanute Air Force Base. The following was written on the back of the picture: Year 1948. The aircraft is one of the first flight of F80 Shooting Star Jets. Front row, middle is my dad, Gordon E. Tipps.
Morning March Field!
One of the new Navy Ospreys from VRM-30 at NAS North Island departs March as seen from the March Field Air Museum