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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! If you are planning to overnight, please park at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport Ramp. 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. If you are unable to get ahold of someone, please leave a note in a visible area of your aircraft so ramp personnel can view it; otherwise, you risk your airplane towed if left overnight and no one is alerted. 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 is immediately 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 Operating Hours:

The museum & gift shop is OPEN Monday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm.

OPEN Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00 pm



OPEN on Thursday, July 4th, 2024 (Independence Day) 9:00am - 5:00pm (Museum & Gift Shop Hours Only)
OPEN on Labor Day 9:00am - 5:00pm (Museum & Gift Shop Hours Only)


To schedule an appointment to visit outside business hours, to schedule a group tour, or for facility rentals, 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 1950's 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

OPEN!

Welcome! Fly-in or Drive-in to visit us!
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Breakfast served only until 11am.
Lunch 11am-3pm.

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Thursdays & Fridays: 8:00am - 3:00pm.
Saturdays & Sundays: 7:00am - 3:00pm
CLOSED on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays.

OPEN on Independence Day (4th of July) 8:00am - 3:00pm

SPECIAL HOURS & CLOSURES


Diner Closed Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday weekly, see operating hours above for the diner.

Museum & Gift Shop Open 7 days. See hours above.



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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.


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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
Museums4All

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


Please note that at any time, vehicles, equipment, aircraft, displays, watercraft, etc., may be moved to a new location within the facility or be away from the museum at an event. If you are wishing to view a specific item, please contact us prior to traveling long distances out to avoid disappointment.

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