Visit aviation history

with our

vintage aircraft collection

Museum is Now Open for Tours

The history of aviation is rich and varied, starting with the Wright brothers in 1903 leading to the supersonic, advanced fighter jets of today. We focus our museum on a subset of aviation history, classic civilian aircraft from the 20th century, with an emphasis on the pre-WWII era.

These are not just airplanes in a building. These classic planes are beautiful examples of the merging of art and engineering. In our collection we display examples of what we feel is the pinnacle of civilian airplane design. You need to see these works of aviation art in person to appreciate them. We restore our aircraft to their original glory, with no plastics or phillips screws, and all our planes can still fly.

Wings of Wonder: Your Dream Holiday Party Venue Awaits!

Posted on October 11, 2023

Looking to create a truly unforgettable holiday party this year? The Gig Harbor Vintage Aero Museum is thrilled to announce that we have openings for holiday party bookings, that promise to infuse your celebration with a unique and captivating atmosphere of aviation adventure....

We Are A Museum

The Gig Harbor Antique Aircraft Museum (formerly Pt. Fosdick Antique Airplane Hangar) is dedicated to restoring antique airplanes to their original glory and inspiring future generations of aviation enthusiasts. Our museum is a culmination of research, experience and lots of hard work, bringing aviation history to the public through these restored craft. Stop in and view the collection during our public hours or schedule a group tour after hours. We can also include in our group tours a special behind-the-scenes tour of our restoration center.

We Are An Event Space

Our facility is a flexible event space which can hold large and small events. You can add interest to your event when we feature some of our historic aircraft and vehicles. In addition to the historic aircraft, our amenities include state-of-the-art projection screens with an in-house video projector and a built-in surround sound audio system. There is no other event space like it in the Tacoma and Gig Harbor area. Read more about our Event Space Facility.

Aero Museum News

Dancing Among the Airplanes: A Magical Prom Night
Posted on June 21, 2024
On Saturday, June 1st, 2024, the Gig Harbor Vintage Aero Museum was transformed into a stunning venue for South Kitsap High School’s 2024 senior prom. 500 seniors gathered to celebrate one of the most memorable nights of their high school...
Reflecting on a Remarkable Veterans Day Event
Posted on November 18, 2023
In the spirit of humility and gratitude, we at the Gig Harbor Vintage Aero Museum find ourselves reflecting on a truly extraordinary event that unfolded within the wings of our cherished venue. It was a day filled with profound emotion,...
Celebrating Excellence: Aero Museum Wins Lindy Award!
Posted on August 19, 2023
We are bursting with excitement and pride as we share monumental news with our beloved aviation community! The Gig Harbor Vintage Aero Museum has reached new heights by participating in the esteemed EAA AirVenture Oshkosh competition, and we are thrilled...
Celebrate Aviation History at Tacoma Narrows Airport Day!
Posted on August 18, 2023
Aviation enthusiasts, history buffs, and families looking for a unique and exciting day out, mark your calendars for an event that promises to take you on a journey through time and aviation wonder. The Gig Harbor Vintage Aero Museum is...