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.
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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 enter FREE. Active Military and Active Reserve Members are free with current ID. Museum Store 10am - 5pm

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Operating as usual

"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

Team Shine spent the weekend working diligently on our B-29 Superfortress! Joe, Erik and Luis are making this veteran lo...
02/08/2021

Team Shine spent the weekend working diligently on our B-29 Superfortress! Joe, Erik and Luis are making this veteran look the best she has since 1945.

02/05/2021
C-17

It's an air show every day at the March Field Air Museum! A March Field C-17 soaring over the field on Wednesday.

02/04/2021
MQ-9 Reaper

What's that lurking over March Field? It's a MQ-9 Reaper! The world's most dangerous Remotely Piloted Vehicle.
It's an air show every day at the March Field Air Museum!

Thanks to the support of our local business community we have been able to complete two big projects. Sunbelt Rentals of...
02/04/2021

Thanks to the support of our local business community we have been able to complete two big projects. Sunbelt Rentals of Riverside provided a reach-lift that allowed us to unload and place ten T-barriers that were donated by Pro-Cast Products of Highland.

Sunbelt's reach-lift also allowed us to finish installing the skirts on our new NASA Solid Rocket Booster.

We cannot thank you enough!

BTW: Volunteers Jimmy, Glen, Alan, Greg and Randy as well as staff members Alex and Jordan did a great job making all this happen.

02/01/2021
F-16 Take off

It's an airshow every day at the March Field Air Museum! A 144th
Det 1 F-16 roars into the stormy skies over March Field.

Foggy morning at the March Field Air Museum.
01/31/2021

Foggy morning at the March Field Air Museum.

Some truly beautiful shots of the museum from Sherry Ziegler Photography! More tomorrow .
01/28/2021

Some truly beautiful shots of the museum from Sherry Ziegler Photography! More tomorrow .

01/25/2021
F-35 usmc

It's an airshow everyday at the March Field Air Museum! A US Marine Corps F-35 leaps into the sky earlier today

01/23/2021
F-35

It's an airshow everyday at the March Field Air Museum! A flight of F-35 Lightning II fighters take off from March Field.

“We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the eart...
01/19/2021

“We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s done!!! After months of work Greg Stathatos of B-17 Archeology has finished painting the red and white checkerboard...
01/14/2021

It’s done!!! After months of work Greg Stathatos of B-17 Archeology has finished painting the red and white checkerboard roof on both hangars. Ably assisted by his sons G2 and Alex, the prep, priming and painting has been an incredibly challenging project.
They stuck to it and it’s done! Thank you!!

Another beautiful evening at the March Field Air Museum
01/14/2021

Another beautiful evening at the March Field Air Museum

Another beautiful evening at the March Field Air Museum

01/12/2021
C-130

It's an Airshow Everyday at the March Field Air Museum! Today a
C-130 spent the morning performing Touch-N-Go's at March

01/11/2021

In this difficult period the March Field Air Museum would like to bring some strong comfort to our community. I can think of no greater method than reminding us all of the following:

Oath of Commissioned Officers of the United States Armed Forces

I ___, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God. (Title 5 U.S. Code 3331,)

01/10/2021

ONE DAY TEMPORARY CLOSURE
The March Field Air Museum will be closed to the public on Thursday January 14th.
We will be reopening to the public Friday the 15th at 9:00 am

Our O-2A against snow covered Southern California mountains.  Another beautiful SoCal day!
12/30/2020

Our O-2A against snow covered Southern California mountains. Another beautiful SoCal day!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours !
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas from our family to yours !

12/24/2020
F-18 Fly By

It's an airshow every day at the March Field Air Museum! Yesterday an F-18 made a fast pass over March's runway and the museum

Coming along nicely!
12/23/2020

Coming along nicely!

The March Field Curatorial gang is hard at work on a new Space Exploration Exhibit. Ken, Greg, Glen, Jimmie and Alan are...
12/23/2020

The March Field Curatorial gang is hard at work on a new Space Exploration Exhibit. Ken, Greg, Glen, Jimmie and Alan are creating something spectacular! The exhibit is scheduled to open when the museum interior exhibits are reopened to the public.

Our B model O-2 is nearly complete! Great job from the Restoration guys.
12/21/2020

Our B model O-2 is nearly complete! Great job from the Restoration guys.

12/13/2020
F-35 Lightning II's take off

It's an airshow every day at the March Field Air Museum!
Museum visitors watched today as a flight of two USAF F-35 Lightning II's depart 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 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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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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
March KC-135R against the first snowfall of the year. As viewed from the March Field Air Museum
One of the F-35C's of VMFA-314 departing this afternoon.
Planning to stop by in Dec on trip thru area
In the 1930s, the design bureau of Andrei Tupolev proposed a heavy bomber of gigantic size, the Tupolev ANT-26/TB-6. With a wingspan of 311 feet and twelve Mikulin AM-34 piston engines (eight on the leading edge of the wings, four in two pusher-pull pairs on the wings), it would have been the largest aircraft for its day (the Hughes H-4 Hercules/Spruce Goose and the Scaled Composites Stratolaunch are the only airplanes with wingspans greater than 300 feet that have been built so far). However, the ANT-26/TB-6 never left the drawing board because Stalin eventually judged it too slow to evade attacks by new-generation German fighter planes like the Bf 109. There was a proposed airliner/cargo transport variant of the ANT-26, designated ANT-28, which looked like a vastly scaled-up ANT-20 Maxim Gorky, but it also was not built.