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Visitor Information


Location

Liberty Aviation Museum
Located on the field of the Erie-Ottawa International Airport (Carl Keller Field) (PCW)
3515 East State Road
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452

(419) 732-0234

info@libertyaviationmuseum.org

Flying in to visit us?

Free Customer Airplane/Helicopter Parking is available on the museum ramp between the museum's main building (Island Airlines) and second hangar (Green). Guests are welcome to park behind our buildings during business hours (NO overnight parking. Warbirds and museum special visiting aircraft/helicopters are permitted if arranged in advance.) If an aircraft is broke down, please alert the museum or airport so we are aware it may be on the ramp overnight. Helicopters may park on the museum ramp or in the grass area by the diner across from the ditch.

To enter the museum/gift shop or diner from the museum ramp, take the sidewalk to the right of the Island Airlines main building hangar and follow sidewalk to the entrance by patio. Museum main desk, lobby, & gift shop is located to the left, restrooms to the right of the museum lobby desk and diner to the right when you enter.

FREE Parking for vehicles are available in our main lot off of East State Road. Additional parking is available around the building toward the museum's hangar 2 in gravel area. Larger vehicles are welcome to park there if there isn't additional space available in the front lot. Questions? Call us at 419-732-0234 or message us at: marketing@libertyaviationmuseum.org

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Current Hours & Closures

Liberty Aviation Museum
& PX Gift Shop Hours

Current Spring Hours:

The museum & gift shop is OPEN Thursday - Sunday 10am-4pm. (OPEN by appt only Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday)

OPEN 7 days starting Thursday, May 2nd, 2024.


OPEN on Monday, May 27th, 2024 (Memorial Day) 9am-5pm (Museum & Gift Shop Only)


To schedule an appointment, call 419-732-0234 ext. 202 or message us at: events@libertyaviationmuseum.org


Pet & Service Animals:

We welcome all service animals and leashed pets in the museum. Service animals are only permitted inside the diner but we do welcome all leashed pets on our patio!
We are also handicap accessible! We have no steps and are located all on one level including our 1950s diner! We do have some tables in addition to our booths in the diner which are easily handicap accessible. Please call the Tin Goose Diner at 419-732-0236 or the Liberty Aviation Museum at 419-732-0234 if you have questions.


Tin Goose Diner HOURS

CLOSED for the 2023 Season

Re-opening in the Spring of 2024. Please check back for a re-opening date.

SPECIAL HOURS & CLOSURES


Diner CLOSED until Spring 2024. Please check back for a scheduled reopening date.


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To schedule your group tour or to rent our facility out, please call (419) 732-0234 Ext. 202 or Email us at events@libertyaviationmuseum.org

Questions? Email the Liberty Aviation Museum at info@libertyaviationmuseum.org or call 419-732-0234 with any questions.  To keep up-to-date, please follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the most current information.  


Construction Detour

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The Liberty Aviation Museum is OPEN (Tin Goose Diner Closed for the 2023 season. Please check back for a reopening date for 2024) and accessible throughout construction of the new exits off of US State Rte 2. To visit us if you are coming from the East or West, use the State Route 269 exit off of State Rte 2 for Marblehead. Bear right at the end of the exit, then right at the first stop sign. Proceed West about 2 miles to the Liberty Aviation Museum & Tin Goose Diner located on the field of the Erie-Ottawa International Airport (Carl Keller Field) (PCW).

From Catawba or Marblehead (not off of State Rte 2), off of State Rte 163, head south on State Route 53 (signs say local traffic only and we're local traffic), enter the museum entrance off of State Route 53 at our digital sign by the Shores & Islands Welcome Center on your right and follow the half circle to our gravel back drive. Follow the driveway along to the gravel parking area and continue to building one (Island Airlines white hangar and follow the side drive to the front parking area and park up front. Enter through the main entrance. Most GPS applications will get you to us; but if you need help, and/or lost, please feel free to call us at 419-732-0234. We'll do our best to get you to our location!

Admissions

Adult Admission $ 14.00

Children 6 years - 17 years: $ 8.00

Children 5 years & under: FREE

Seniors 60+, Veterans and Active Military, & First Responders (Fire, Police, EMS/Hospital): $ 2.00 Off On Regular Adult Admission.**

Children of Veterans, Active Military or First Responders (Fire, Police, EMS/Hospital): $ 1.00 Off on Admission.**

** Must present valid ID card.

Museums for All
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The Liberty Aviation Museum is proud to participate in the Museums for All program. When you show your SNAP/EBT or WIC card and picture ID, general admission tickets are only $3/person for up to four people in your party. Offer valid in person only.

***Your admission fee includes: Admission to both museum hangars, displays & galleries, boathouse, and temporary exhibits.
An extra charge may apply to special events and exhibits and if so, will be noted prior to entry to the museum.
Visiting aircraft on the museum ramp is free to view from behind designated areas or to view up close when escorted by a crew member. Airplane rides are not included in the price of admission but the sights and sounds are worth the price of admission to visit alone!***

***The Liberty Aviation Museum is CLOSED on the following holidays: | New Year's Day | Easter Sunday | Thanksgiving Day | Christmas Day ***

Safety Rules

We want to ensure that your visit is a safe and enjoyable one. Please be mindful of the following SAFETY RULES.

The Liberty Aviation Museum is a working museum with functional aircraft, vehicles, and other interactive displays. In order to prevent injuries to visitors or damage to our collection, please:

  • No weapons are allowed are allowed on Erie-Ottawa International Airport property, The Liberty Aviation Museum, or in the Tin Goose Diner even if you have a CCW.
  • Do not touch, sit, or stand on any museum aircraft, vehicles, or displays.
  • Keep children under close supervision at all times.
  • Do not step or reach inside cordoned off areas.
  • When aircraft or vehicles are operating or in motion, please stand clear and follow the instructions of museum staff.
  • Be mindful of burn hazards due to hot surfaces such as engines and exhausts on aircraft and vehicles.

Museum Guide

PLEASE NOTE: As a working museum, Liberty Aviation Museum aircraft, vehicles, and historical artifacts are continuously undergoing restoration and maintenance, and occasionally attending off-site events. As the museum expands, new items will be added, and visiting aircraft and vehicles may be temporarily on public display.

We hope the Museum Guide, below, and accompanying photos, help illustrate what the museum has to offer. However, they may not be representative of the exact exhibit on any given day. If you are planning a visit to see a specific aircraft, watercraft, exhibit, or vehicle, feel free to call the museum at (419) 732-0234 to verify that it will be present at that time or Email us at marketing@libertyaviationmuseum.org

Diagram of the Liberty Aviation Museum

Hangar Two

8. Hangar Two
8. Entrance to Hangar Two
9. Boathouse & Tanks
9. Sherman Tank & 3/4 scale replica German Tiger Tank
9. PT-728 Thomcat Restoration
10. Hangar Two (View from Lobby 2)
10. Hangar Two (View from Gallery 2)
10. B-25 "Georgie's Gal" & PBY-6A Catalina in Hangar 2
10. Lake Erie Warbirds' TBM Avenger & LAM's 1928 Ford Tri-Motor "City of Wichita"/"City of Port Clinton"
11. 1929 Island Airlines Ford Tri-Motor Restoration
- (Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation web site)
12. Gallery Two - Military Aviation (View from entrance to Gallery 2)
12. Gallery Two - Military Aviation (View from back side of Gallery 2)

Hangar One

1. E. State Road Entrance
2. Lobby, Restrooms, & Gift Shop
3. Tin Goose Diner
- (Tin Goose Diner website)
4. Gallery One - Civilian/Early Aviation, Special Exhibits, & Travel
4. Gallery One - Airline Uniform Display
4. Gallery One - Charlie Sheen's Major League Cleveland Indians Uniform Display
4. Gallery One - Hogan's Heroes Uniform & Prop Display
4. Gallery One - Marilyn Monroe Korea Troops Shorts Display
4. Gallery One - Cleveland National Air Races Highlight Display
5. Conference/ Meeting Room
6. Hangar One
7. Diner Entrance & Exit to Patio to Hangar Two

Main Entrance Main Lobby, Front Desk, Gift Shop, Restrooms Gallery One. Civilian Aviation Tin Goose Diner Classroom Meeting Room Hangar Two Entrance to Tin Goose Diner. Exit to Diner Patio and Hangar Two Entrance to Hangar Two Motorpool. Historical Vehicles and PT Boat Restoration Ford Tri-Motor Restoration Hangar Two Gallery Two - Military Aviation