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 70 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: $10.00 per Adult $5.00 Ages 5-11 children under 5 enter FREE. Active Military and Active Reserve Members are free with current ID. Daily tram tours - $3.00 a person Planetarium Shows - $3.00 a person Museum Store 10am - 5pm https://twitter.com/MFAM79

Operating as usual

Beautiful shot of our B-29 from Richard at Through the Lens Media Solutions.
10/21/2020

Beautiful shot of our B-29 from Richard at Through the Lens Media Solutions.

A huge March Field Air Museum thank you to Joe and all the Team Shine guys for all the hard work and dedication in resto...
10/12/2020

A huge March Field Air Museum thank you to Joe and all the Team Shine guys for all the hard work and dedication in restoring the finish on our B-29 Superfortress.

The work they have done is beautiful! Flagship 500 is well on her way to looking exactly as she did in 1945 when she was dedicated to the 4th Marine Division. You have honored the memory of the brave Marines of the 4th and the gallant B-29 crews who fought the campaign in the Pacific.

A special note to Greg of B-17 Archeology: your help on this project, like so many others, was indispensable. Without your remarkable coordination and fund raising talents none of this could have happened...and you built the shower!

Thank you all!

10/11/2020
Team Shine

The Great American Heroes from Team Shine have completed six days of polishing on B-29 Superfortress Flagship 500. The fight to preserve American history goes on, and thanks to Team Shine, we are winning!

10/10/2020
B-17 Archaeology

B-17 Archaeology

I think they pushed a little to hard here on the 5th night.

10/10/2020
Goodyear Blimp

It's an airshow every day at the March Field Air Museum!

10/09/2020
B-29

Team Shine update!

Team Shine’s commitment to history shows 24 hours per day! Here the team is working away at 10:00 PM polishing the museu...
10/09/2020

Team Shine’s commitment to history shows 24 hours per day! Here the team is working away at 10:00 PM polishing the museums B-29 Superfortress.

10/06/2020

Team Shine update!!

Beautiful morning at the March Field Air Museum! B-17 Photo courtesy of Joe from Team Shine. Team Shine will be here all...
10/05/2020

Beautiful morning at the March Field Air Museum! B-17 Photo courtesy of Joe from Team Shine. Team Shine will be here all week polishing our B-29 Superfortress

10/02/2020
Joy Ride With The M2 Cletrac

Joy Ride With The M2 Cletrac

Watch along as I go for a ride with one of the few remaining Cletracs that still drive! We are still looking for a generator to complete our Cletrac, so if y...

Volunteer Chris ( of Welding Sparks, Riverside) hard at work on the spiral staircase to the new observation deck in our ...
10/01/2020

Volunteer Chris ( of Welding Sparks, Riverside) hard at work on the spiral staircase to the new observation deck in our main hangar.
Great job, Chris! Volunteers Glen, Alan, Greg, Jimmy and Norm donated a ton of time and talent to create this new space. Thank you all!

09/29/2020
B-29 Archaeology

B-29 Archaeology

Thank you for supporting the preservation. Danny of “The Pizza Place” and the 163rd Attack Wing “Drones” are taking care of 2 of the 5 days.

09/27/2020
A Great Museum Day!

What a fantastic day! Today the museum had its best day in over 8 months. Patrons enjoyed over 30 acres packed with aircraft and exhibits including the new "Aerial Bombing - The Civilian Experience" (see the attached video)

If you missed us today, we hope to see you tomorrow !

A giant thanks to The Foam Depot, Moreno Valley and Daltile, Temecula without their support the exhibit would not have been possible.

Ever wonder what it would be like to survive a WW II bombing raid? Come to March Field Air Museum tomorrow , Saturday th...
09/25/2020

Ever wonder what it would be like to survive a WW II bombing raid? Come to March Field Air Museum tomorrow , Saturday the 26th for the opening of the new exhibit “Aerial Bombing, The Civilian Experience” and experience it yourself.

WE ARE OPEN!!!All indoor and outdoor exhibits are open beginning tomorrow September 23. Come on in and see how we have i...
09/23/2020

WE ARE OPEN!!!

All indoor and outdoor exhibits are open beginning tomorrow September 23. Come on in and see how we have improved!


In compliance with all California State regulations social distancing and mask requirements remain in effect.
March Field

Our top notch exhibits crew has been hard at work on a new observation deck!
09/23/2020

Our top notch exhibits crew has been hard at work on a new observation deck!

Greg Stahatos, President of B-17 Archaeology, shows off his networking skills at a local winery. His commitment to raisi...
09/22/2020

Greg Stahatos, President of B-17 Archaeology, shows off his networking skills at a local winery. His commitment to raising public awareness to further the mission of the March Field Air Museum is commendable!

09/17/2020
M2 HST

Great job Glen! Our World War II USAAF M2 High Speed Tractor is looking and running fantastic. Glen has done a spectacular job restoring the vehicle.
Thanks again to the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum in Vista for donating the M2 HST

It’s still “an air show every day at the March Field Air Museum” We are open with over 80 aircraft outside on 38 acres y...
09/13/2020

It’s still “an air show every day at the March Field Air Museum” We are open with over 80 aircraft outside on 38 acres you and your family can have a great day and maintain social distancing. Come on in and visit.

Our WWII M2 High Speed Tractor is almost ready for duty! Great job Glen! We can’t wait to take it for a spin.
09/11/2020

Our WWII M2 High Speed Tractor is almost ready for duty! Great job Glen! We can’t wait to take it for a spin.

09/10/2020
Hangar 2

Tons of help from LDS Elders as we move the aircraft back into our newly painted second hangar. Doesn’t the floor look great? Great job gentlemen! We really appreciate the support.

We are open all Labor Day weekend!! Although we cannot open the museum interior quite yet, due to social distancing rule...
09/06/2020

We are open all Labor Day weekend!! Although we cannot open the museum interior quite yet, due to social distancing rules, all of our outdoor display areas are open and available for public viewing.
Over 80 aircraft are on display!

08/28/2020

The March Field Air Museum has had a special volunteer recently, Restoration Manager Alex’s father, Alex Sr. Today he fired up our M151A1 after rebuilding the carburetor!

08/14/2020
08/08/2020
Things are getting interesting at the March Field Air Museum Vietnam exhibit!
08/06/2020

Things are getting interesting at the March Field Air Museum Vietnam exhibit!

Ok, not everything about living in SoCal is pleasant😁But we have a great view from the flightline at the March Field Air...
08/01/2020

Ok, not everything about living in SoCal is pleasant😁But we have a great view from the flightline at the March Field Air Museum!

Looking good! Sherwin Williams donated enough paint For Greg Stathatos and his crew to prime both hangars, paint the whi...
07/21/2020

Looking good! Sherwin Williams donated enough paint For Greg Stathatos and his crew to prime both hangars, paint the white squares on both hangars and put the first coat of orange on the main hangar.
Thank you Sherwin Williams for getting us so close to the goal line! We will be completing the rest as soon as possible

Sleek, utilitarian, composite technology on display! And the worlds fastest manned aircraft 😄 Our thanks to volunteer Ri...
07/19/2020

Sleek, utilitarian, composite technology on display! And the worlds fastest manned aircraft 😄
Our thanks to volunteer Rick for the donation of a new merchandise cart for the museum Gift Shop.

07/16/2020

It's an airshow every day at the March Field Air Museum! Another Det #1 F-16 takes to the bright southern California skies.

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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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.
Do you have Mobility Scooters For Rent......
Do you have powered mobility chairs to rent?
What became of the fleet of C-119s we flew in 1969s?? (Your display is a C119G from Canada)
Is your 15th AF COC exhibit now on display and open for viewing? I was assigned to COC out of Tech School, 1974-76. Be great to see it again!
Is your 15th AF exhibit now open? Would very much like to visit when it's on display. I was assigned to 15th AF, COC, Tech Control, 1974-1976. I have fond memories while I was assigned to March AFB.
We visited in early February for my son's project. He needed to do a project on a place in Riverside. He finished the project today. He loved visiting and learned so much. I just wanted yall know. Thank you!
A couple of days you had posted about the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans hosted by Riversode Veterans Cematary with a free enterance to the museum after My question is do I have to take part in Cematary gig inorder to get a free pass to the museum
We are a month away from our very popular Evening at the Museum event on March 7, 2020, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Entitled The Return of “Spy Pilot Chronicles” featuring Brian Shul, Major, USAF (Ret), a former pilot of the super-secret Lockheed SR-71 spy plane. Shul will share with guests what it was like to fly higher and faster than any other airplane while gathering classified information on our adversarial countries around the world. The last time Major Shul was here the event sold out. His story is informative and motivating as he grasps your attention. Advanced discounted $25 tickets can be obtained on Eventbrite or by going to the Norton AFB Museum webpage, https://www.nafbmuseum.org/events or at the Museum (open Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or purchased at the door for a slightly higher fee of $30. No refunds after February 27, 2020. Doors will open @ 17:30 (5:30 p.m.), Appetizers @ 18:30 (6:30 p.m.) and Major Shul will entertain us @ 19:30, (7:30 p.m.). Heavy Appetizers will be provided by Mill Creek Cattle Company, and a no-host bar will be available. The event will be held in the fabulous San Bernardino International Airport's Departure Terminal, 105 Leland Norton Way, which overlooks the expansive flightline below the majestic San Bernardino Mountains. Parking is free. For additional information call (909) 382-7307.
'Ole Grandad' as it sat in December 1992 ready for admission to the March Field Air Musuem
Thanks for the great Hoodie, I needed it. It is such a pleasure being a Volunteer at March Field Air Museum