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Welcome to the Field of Firsts Foundation,

partner organization to the College Park Aviation Museum!

The Field of Firsts Foundation fuels support for the College Park Aviation Museum, owned and operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. We invite you to join us for a visit or as a member to discover all the museum has to offer. 

College Park Airport is the world's oldest continuously-operating airport and the site of many "firsts" in aviation. 

The College Park Aviation Museum celebrates the history of the airport and tells the remarkable stories of the "Field of Firsts."

A man standing on the mezzanine looks over the crowds in the museum gallery
A family poses underneath an airplane in the museum gallery

Supporting the College Park Aviation Museum

The Field of Firsts Foundation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to raising funds to support the educational programs, special events, exhibits and conservation, and other work of the College Park Aviation Museum.

You can become a member of the Foundation and join us to preserve and promote the rich history of the College Park Airport, the world’s oldest continuously operating airport. Membership is a vital source of support for the museum. 

Your membership makes it possible for us to rejuvenate permanent exhibits, present engaging temporary exhibits, create new interactive opportunities in the galleries, as well as generate innovative programming and educational opportunities for all ages from toddlers through adults.  

A portion of your membership is tax deductible as allowed by law.


100% of your membership goes to support the College Park Aviation Museum!  

A view of the museum gallery with the aircraft from the mezzanine
Two kids ride in the interactive helicopter at the museum

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Exterior and front doors of the College Park Aviation Museum

More visitor information

The Airmail exhibit featuring a Curtiss Jenny aircraft at the Collge Park Aviation Museum

Plan your visit

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm

Closed Mondays and holidays

A kid's activity table during an event at the museum

About the museum

College Park Airport is the world's oldest continuously-operating airport, open since 1909. 

The College Park Aviation Museum preserves and shares the exciting history of the airport, this "Field of Firsts."

A tour group surrounds the guide in the museum

Tours and Groups

The museum offers guided tours for schools and groups of 10 or more.

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