Wurtsmith Air Museum occupies three old fighter hangars at the Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport. These hangars are filled with hundreds of interesting artifacts from the 1920’s to Desert Storm. The Wurtsmith area is filled with pictures and memorabilia representing the base’s rich history, 1953 to 1933. Planes on display include a T-33 Trainers, a CG-4 glider, a 3/4 scale WWI Loehle SE-5A bi-plane, a L-19 Bird Dog being restored, and lighter planes. Children may sit in the small white plane and use their imagination to “fly”.
The gift shop has postcards, patches, pins, caps, shirts, mugs, DVD’s, magnets, airplane models, toys, jewelry, and more at reasonable prices.
The museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm, mid-May, Armed Forces Day, though mid-Oct.
Charges for admission are $7 for adults, $3 for children under 12 years and children under 5 are free.
The museum is handicapped accessible. Income from the admissions and gift shop sales go to maintain the museum.
Wurtsmith Air Museum is a non-profit, 501c3, organization completely run by volunteers for the preservation of the Wurtsmith Air Force Base history and aviation history of NE Michigan.