The College Park Aviation Museum

1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr,
College Park, MD 20740
Great for Portraits
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The College Park Aviation Museum, located in College Park, Maryland, is a unique attraction that offers a glimpse into the history of aviation. The museum is situated on the grounds of the world’s oldest continuously operating airport, College Park Airport. The airport was established in 1909, and the museum was opened in 1998, to celebrate the history of aviation at this site.

The museum’s collection includes historic aircraft, engines, photographs, and artifacts that highlight the importance of the airport and its role in the development of aviation. Visitors can view a variety of planes, including vintage and experimental aircraft that have been restored and preserved. Additionally, the museum has interactive exhibits that allow visitors to experience the thrill of flying through simulators and hands-on displays.

Apart from being a great place for aviation enthusiasts to explore, the College Park Aviation Museum can also be a good choice for family and engagement portraits. While it has limited hours of operation, the museum is one of the few indoor locations readily available in the area. This makes it an excellent choice for photoshoots that cannot be rescheduled due to inclement weather, or when you have a strong preference for an indoor location.

Moreover, the museum’s aviation-themed aesthetic provides a unique backdrop for your photoshoot. The aircraft, engines, and historic photographs offer an industrial and retro-chic vibe to your photographs that is difficult to find elsewhere. The high ceilings, large windows, and rustic features of the museum make for an interesting and edgy atmosphere that is perfect for those who want something different for their photos.

Location Limitations:

This location has limited hours of operation, generally from about 10:00am to 5:00pm. It’s critical that gusts visiting the museum for portraits respect the displays and do not impede the enjoyment of the museum for other guests.

The College Park Aviation Museum

1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 864-6029

Portrait Permits & Costs

Permit Required:
Other Costs:
$5 for adult, $4 for senior, $2 for children, Under 1 year old is free.


Event Bookings:
Distance to Service Area Center:
14.3 miles
Location Type:
Best from:
Year Round

Parking info:

Parking is available in the museum parking lot.

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