Visit aviation history

with our

vintage aircraft collection

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.

The Mutual Blackbird Reveal Event

Posted on July 29, 2019

Saturday, September 21st, 2019
12 - 4 pm
Gig Harbor Antique Airplane Museum

The Gig Harbor Antique Airplane Museum is proud to announce the recent acquisition of the 1929 Mutual Blackbird biplane and an extensive and very rare collection of associated memorabilia...

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.

Antique Airplane news

Gig Harbor Airplane Museum Hosts the Annual Fly-In Drive-In
Posted on August 29, 2018
Last Saturday the GH Air Museum team hosted in conjunction with the Friends of Tacoma Narrows Airport, the Third Annual Fly-In Drive-In. Vintage cars, food, and of course Airplanes were on display throughout the event, with the movie starting at Dusk....
Gig Harbor Airplane Museum on Pierce County TV
Posted on June 14, 2018
Bob Juranich talked with PCTV’s Megan Hutton today about the Gig Harbor Antique Airplane Museum. Two planes were featured in the interview, Gig Harbor’s pride and joy the WACO YMF-3, as well as an original Cub, the E-2, which is...