Hidden Gem: Take to the skies — and the past — at the Vintage Flying Museum

Head to the Vintage Flying Museum at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport to see historic and preserved aircraft.

Photo of a yellow, one-propeller airplane in the foreground and a green, two-propeller plane in the background.

The planes at the Vintage Flying Museum regularly “buzz” Cowtown.

Photo by FTWtoday

Did you know there’s a place in Fort Worth where you can walk through the history of aviation? Meet the Vintage Flying Museum.

Located at 505 NW 38th St., next to Meacham International Airport, the nonprofit museum includes 30+ vintage aircraft and warbirds from the Flea Triplane to the T-28 Trojan.

Established in 1990, the “working” museum lets visitors tour the active restoration hangar where it works to return historic aircraft to flying status. The museum also hosts regular ride days, where you can take a flight in a restored plane.

Plus, stop by the Rosie the Riveter Memorial Rose Garden to honor and remember the North Texas women who contributed to the WWII efforts on the Homefront.

The museum is open to the public Friday-Sunday or by appointment Monday-Thursday. Tickets range $7-$12 + are free for kids under 6 years old.

Flip through the slideshow for a sneak peek at some of the exhibits + explore other secret spots in Fort Worth with our Hidden Gem series.