2016-02-29_1325Castle Air Museum is home to 54 restored air craft dating back to WWII. The museum is located 2 miles east of SR 99 off of N. Buhach Road.  The museum was named in honor of Brigadier General Frederick W. Castle who was awarded the Medal of Honor, and many other prestigious military awards.


The museum takes on the challenge of restoring, maintaining and displaying vintage World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam Era aircraft. The staff will graciously greet you at the door and you might even catch curator Tony Rocha who might give you a personal tour.  Tony takes great pride in overseeing the detailed restoration of the aircraft.


Once you’ve explored the outdoor museum on 20 acres, then you can visit the indoor museum which houses memorabilia from Air Force uniforms to the inside of a B-52 simulator.  Tony credits the docents who contribute time, knowledge, donation of artifacts, and financial contributions.


Castle Air Museum opened its doors in 1981 with help from the Castle Air Museum Foundation Inc.  The Museum is open daily except for New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  For the price of an evening at your local movie theater you can treat your friends and family to an educational and entertaining stroll through the past.  Upcoming events include “Trains, Planes and Automobiles” on October 27-28, and the Concert Hotel California “A Salute to Eagles” on November 24.


Come and see the tangible part of history that contributed to the success of this great nation, and the sacrifice of past veterans whose courage can’t be measured but their history can be preserved.

State Route 99: Local Gem Castle Air Museum

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Merced County