Museum History

The Tri-State Warbird Museum was formed in 2003 with a commitment to preserve the aircraft of World War II, educate our visitors on America’s role in WWII, and to honor the greatest generation, the veterans who fought and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Originally constructed as a 12,000 sq/ft hangar and 5,000 sq/ft museum display space at the Clermont County Airport, the Tri-State Warbird Museum was completed and opened to the public in 2005. The Grand Opening First Annual ‘Taking Flight’ Fundraising Gala was held in May 2005. Since that time over 1.5 Million people have toured the facility and/or seen the museum’s restored aircraft gracing the skies at airshows around the country.

In 2011 through a generous donation the museum was able to build an additional 14,000 sq/ft hangar and storage/shop space. This was a transformative addition which now serves as the “Bomber Hangar” and primary restoration project space. The expansion also provided the space for the museum to further develop its educational tour options.

Continuing to grow, the Tri-State Warbird Museum aircraft collection now consists of 11 significant WWII aircraft with additional acquisitions planned for the future. Included in the collection are rare airworthy aircraft such as the authentically restored RNZAF P-40M Kittyhawk and Fw 190 F-8. The Museum is excited to play a significant role in the education of American history to future generations of Tri-State youth.