In Armuchee, Georgia, in the northernmost part of Rome, you will find the Museum of Flight. Located at the entrance to Richard B. Rusell Airport, this museum is a wonder for flight enthusiasts of all ages.
(Richard B. Russell Regional Airport Hangar)
304 Russel Field Road
Rome, GA 30165
Open for tours and walk-throughs.
10 AM – 4 PM
Schedule class trips by calling 423-228-2359.
Daily Admission: $5/person
Membership: $30/family (other membership options available)
The Museum of Flight in Armuchee is a gem for families. They have a vast collection of historic flight and military memorabilia including rare and working planes, and vehicles your children can climb on and in.
The staff are knowledgeable and passionate about their collection. The environment is quiet and calm.
One thing that makes this flight museum unique in that they have planes that actually fly. Though I don’t know much about aircraft, I’ll do my best to describe…
The collection currently includes a T-28 “Trojan” Alpha Model, a T-28 “Trojan” Bravo Model and a Beechcraft C-45.
The planes come and go to tour the area in different air shows, particularly the “Tiger” planes.
This museum also holds the last BTB that actual Rosie Riveters worked on (if you’ve got young boys, imagine “Skipper” from Disney’s Planes. Pictured behind the fence below.)
They also recently recently dedicated a Rosie the Riveter flower garden.
Vehicles include a tug and a M38A-1 Jeep.
Admission to the museum is only $5/person, or purchase a family membership which includes an annual pass for just $30. Note that the museum is an actual hangar, so it will be warm in the summer and cold in the winter. Dress accordingly.
The Museum of Flight hosts several events each year, including an Open Hanger Gala, and Open House, and monthly “Pancake Breakfast Fly-Ins” every fourth Saturday from 8:30-11am that are worth attending! Head to their Facebook page or website to find more.