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A Field of Firsts

College Park Airport is the world's oldest continuously-operating airport and the "Field of Firsts," the site of many aviation firsts. The Foundation is named after this remarkable place and its exciting history. 

The Field of Firsts Foundation (FOFF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to raise support for educational programming and exhibits at the College Park Aviation Museum and promote awareness about the historic significance of the College Park Airport, the world’s oldest continuously operating airport.

 

FOFF, founded in 1991, has generated community interest and financial support for numerous projects, including the design and construction of the museum, the documentary - "College Park Airport: The Early Years,” airfield interpretive tours, acquisition of historic memorabilia related to the Wright Brothers, Frank Lahm and Emile Berliner, Restoration Shop materials and equipment, pedal planes, interactive displays,  and more.

Join us in supporting 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!  

More visitor information

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Plan your visit

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm

Closed Mondays and holidays

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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."

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Tours and Groups

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

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