The heritage of civil aviation

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum is dedicated to promoting and showcasing the city’s civil aviation history. The museum is housed in Houston’s original art-deco air terminal, designed by Joseph Finger (who also designed Houston’s City Hall), at William P. Hobby Airport.

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum opened in 2004, and features exhibits on the Douglas DC-3, including original oil paintings by Jonathan Frank; original aviation art, period photographs, scale aircraft models, artifacts, uniforms, memorabilia and documents, vintage weather and ATC equipment, maps and more. The 1940 Air Terminal Museum recently opened a new wing featuring historic aircraft exhibits in the newly restored 1928 Carter Field Airmail Hangar.

The 1940 Air Terminal Museum
8325 Travelair Rd., Houston

Phone: +1 713 4541940


Open Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday The Museum is closed on Mondays.

Categories: Specialty museum, History museum, Museum complex

Price: Cost money

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