The Quonset Air Museum was founded in 1992 with the aid of the former Governor Bruce Sundlun. The Museum promotes the education of the public on the rich aviation legacy of the state. It houses collections documenting Rhode Island?s contributions to the development and growth of space exploration.
The Air Museum is located on a 3-acre property, which is an original Naval Air Station Quonset Point hangar that was built in 1945. It was originally the point building for the Overhaul and Repair facility. It houses an extensive collection of aircraft and other artifacts. Among the Museum?s current displays and restored aircraft are the military and prototype aircraft from 1944 to 1983 and the C-1A COD BU#136792l, which is a one-of-a-kind Twin Tail Navy transport that is also the last aircraft to fly from Quonset NAS.