Where to See a Warbird

A guide to World War II airplanes on display around the country.


Of the 300,000 or so U.S. airplanes built during World War II, only a few hundred survive. Some of them are still flying, while others are in various states of restoration. And while some are in private collections, many are on display at museums around the country.

Below is a list of museums known to display WWII-era aircraft, with links to their websites. Those marked in yellow also offer rides. Let us know if we’ve missed any by emailing editors@si.edu.

In addition, dozens of warbirds will fly over Washington D.C. on May 8, 2015, and a selection will be on display the following day, May 9, at the Smithsonian’s Steve F. Udvar-Hazy Center in the Virginia suburbs of Washington.

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