The next time you’re up for a museum visit, stay a little closer to home and visit the College Park Aviation Museum. This Smithsonian Affiliate museum houses an impressive collection of artifacts pertaining to the aviation innovations of College Park Airport and Prince George County. 

The first thing you’ll see is their two-story exhibit space filled with breathtaking antique planes of all types. This grand entrance sets the stage for the rest of the impressive collections held within. Little ones will love College Park Aviation Museum because of its hands-on room filled with activities, flight simulators, and costumes perfect for a photo opp. What the museum lacks in size, it makes up for in charm and quality of the exhibits. 

Admission is a small fee, and plenty of staff is on hand for questions. The College Park Aviation Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is also available for private events and children’s birthday parties.