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Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum

4000 W Perimeter Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-3514
+1 754-300-9259
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A hidden gem in our backyard. A must visit for history and WWII buffs

I've ridden my bike hundreds of times by this museum, wanting to visit it for a long time. I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
HMB_Hlwd_FL
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Hollywood, Florida
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Fantastic!!

Spent over two hours with our guide Gary and loved every minute. He was very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
john n
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National Register of Historic Places. Mission Statement: Educating. Preserving. Honoring the Heroes BACKGROUND HISTORY: Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale (NASFL) was built on the site of Merle Fogg Field in 1942 as part of the national defense program; serving as one among 257 air stations during World War II, and as one of a few specialty schools for training on the TBM/TBF Avenger aircraft. NAS Fort Lauderdale made a big impact in the growth and economy of the South Florida region and the United States as a whole. Building # 8, The Link Trainer Building housed 6-8 Link Trainer flight simulators. It is the only remaining structure left on the naval base property—sole reminder of a naval complex of more than 200 buildings. This building is now the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum. The Museum has been instrumental in preserving the memory of Flight 19, one of the great aviation mysteries. Flight 19 flew out of NAS Fort Lauderdale on 5 December 1945, to vanish into the Bermuda Triangle. In addition, 19 year old future US President George H. W. Bush lived at this base as an Ensign, to train as a torpedo/bomber pilot. From October 1942 to October 1946 the base would train American and British pilots and thousands of aircrewmen from the U.S and other countries.
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4000 W Perimeter Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315-3514
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've ridden my bike hundreds of times by this museum, wanting to visit it for a long time. I finally did so with a friend today. What a treat! We even got a private personalized walking tour, who showed us around and gave us a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent over two hours with our guide Gary and loved every minute. He was very knowledgeable and personable. The museum is small but authentic...its the real deal. The building is original and is loaded with original furniture,plaques etc. Well worth the effort to locate the...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Gary was our tour guide and he did such an awesome job. We truly enjoyed every minute of it. Gary was AWESOME! He LOVED telling us all of the history and we learned a lot of stuff we did not know. George Bush was there...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Happy to leave a donation for this free museum. The library area has photo files if you have specific interests.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

I visited with my grandsons 17 and 10 and we thought it well worth our time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions. We learned new things about the navy and WWII. The George Bush room was well done.The museum...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

A newspaper article about this museum has been hanging on my refrigerator for years and today was the day I finally made in visit. It was Memorial Day and there had been a Memorial Day service . many of the volunteers were there, and were...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Takes you back to WW2 naval air history. Very informative. My grandkids who are into history didn’t want to leave. No admission fee please just leave a donation. All volunteer staff.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I found it interesting and educational and was very pleased with the collection of info on Flight 19 The people were friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is a must see. There are a few different perspectives from which to view/study major wars. One is the ground up view with an emphasis on individuals that were there. The latter is the approach of the NAS FL Museum. It has an extensive...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoy touring military museums of all types as my husband served in the First Cav. This was a wonderful tour normally done by retired military, however, our guide was a young man named Sebastian. His knowledge was far beyond his years. The items donated...More

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roguewarrior2
25 April 2015|
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Since you last visited, the Museum has completed several restoration projects. You might want to visit again. I would advise to listen to the tours, because there are too many artifacts that might not make sense to you. The... More
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