Sidney L. Shannon Jr. opened Shannon Airport in October 1950, and founded the Shannon Air Museum in 1976, collecting 13vintage aircraft and many artifacts from aviation’s early history.Dick Merrill, among others. After Shannon Jr.’s death in 1981, the aircraft became the core of the new Virginia Aviation Museum at Richmond International Airport, which became part of the Science Museum of Virginia in 1990; the aviation museum closed in June 2016. The museum’s re-dedication began June 3 with a family fun run on the airport’s paved runway. “It’s very exciting to have these aircraft back at the Shannon Airport, where they were originally displayed,” said Luke Curtas, who owns the airport.
Museum is open Thursdays, Fridays. & Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm Groups can make appointments to visit the facility at other times by calling the airport office.
For more info. or to visit the facility at other times by calling the airport office (540/373-4431) and speaking with Denise or Trish.
- Family Friendly
- Adult $9.00 ,Junior 12 yrs. & under $5.00, 5 yrs.& under Free
Last Updated: 08/07/2018