The Massey Air Museum is a living airport-museum reminiscent of rural airports of a bygone era. Activities include antique aircraft restoration, annual fly-ins, EAA Young Eagles events, and aviation camaraderie. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of aviation as it was in its earlier days.
By Land: 1.5 Miles East of Massey, Maryland:
From the north, out of Middletown, DE., follow 301 South across the Maryland State Line until approaching mile marker 115 (Blinking light – Route 313). Turn left on 313 and go to the stop sign at Massey. Continue straight ahead and around the bend (Rt 330) for about 1.5 miles. Massey Aerodrome is on the right.
From the south, follow 301 North to just past mile marker 115. Right at Route 313 (blinking light). Continue about 1 mile to the stop sign at Massey. Continue straight ahead and around the bend (Rt 330) for about 1.5 miles. Massey Aerodrome is on the right.
By Air: See below.
The Massey Air Museum has it’s home at the Massey Aerodrome, a grass airfield on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and the dream of four gentlemen with a love of aviation.
In the space of a few months, they transformed corn fields into a working public use airport with a 3000′ grass runway which opened in 2001. In 2015, after the loss of two of the founding partners, the airport partnership was reorganized with the addition of five new partners who are committed to following the grassroots tradition at Massey.
The Museum was officially begun in 2002 as a non-profit organization dedicated to education, and preservation of matters relating to grassroots aviation in this country.
The museum is not just a museum in the traditional sense. It is also a “living museum”. That is, it is operated just like one of the thousands of small town airports of the Thirties, Forties and Fifties – so many of which have been closed in recent years due to urban sprawl. At Massey, we have turned that around by creating a new airport which once was farmland.
Most of the aircraft are maintained in flying order and flown regularly over the farms and streams of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The aerodrome is always open to fly-in or drive-in traffic, so stop by and say hello.
Formal hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 11:00AM – 5:00PM, although we’re often here every day. Anytime by appointment. Donation $5.00. Members Free.
On any ol’ day, take an informal tour, walk through the aircraft collection, visit our library, watch some of the current restoration projects, or just sit and watch airplanes come and go. Bring the kids, they’ll enjoy their visit to The Massey Air Museum. You can walk inside the DC-3 (we’ll open the airstair door) and we’ll accompany you on a tour of the hangers. On event days, you’ll see much more flying activity, more airplanes and displays. Click Eventsto view our Calendar of Events.
“Went with the kids today… Don our tour guide, couldn’t be any better. I had 5 kids by myself on a overcast day and he made it interesting and enjoyable for all (boys and girls). The large DC-3 made for a great experience to climb aboard a larger plane from days gone by. It was awesome to get in the cockpit and experience how pilots used to fly. The other planes on site showed the kids how planes of all sizes worked, including a great 100th anniversary replica of the Wright brothers plane that was restored on the premises. Thank you for a great time, Don, and thank the others who must volunteer there time to explain to the children all there is to see at the museum.” – Mark D.