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The Golden Age Air Museum was established in 1997, its mission is to entertain visitors and educate them about the early days of aviation, through its special events and daily operations. The museum offers the chance to explore the past, come and learn how the early aviators flew, what they flew and learn the lost art of early aircraft construction. Museum displays include full size operational aircraft and automobiles, as well as displays of artifacts from the Golden Age. Craftsmen are continually working on restoring new additions for the collection, this work is done in view of visitors. Talk with the restoration volunteers and learn techniques and practices of early aircraft builders.

The Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and receives its financial support through donations, admission fees & membership donations. 

The Golden Age Air Museum collection is available for photo shoots, advertising or production work. Please contact us for details. You can reach us by phone  at (717) 933-9566 or email at Contact Us.

Help the museum grow and continue to represent the past, come visit the museum, become a member and join us for a step back in time.

Please help keep the antiques flying , Donate today!

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bulletGrimes Airfield
371 Airport Road
Bethel, PA 19507
bulletTelephone: (717) 933-9566
bulleteMail: Contact Us
bulletAirport Identifier: 8N1


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From Interstate I-78 east bound, use exit 13, Bethel, Left on Rt. 501 North. Approximately 1/4 mile turn right on to Schubert Road (fist road on the right). Continue approximately 2 miles, Turn right on to Airport Road.  Golden Age Air Museum is just  ahead on left. 

From interstate I-78 west bound, use exit 15 (old exit 4), Grimes, continue north to stop sign and turn left. Continue 1/2 mile to Airport Road intersection, turn left. Golden Age Air Museum just on the left.


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Hours of Operation

bulletSaturday, 10am - 4pm.  Sunday 11am - 4pm.  May through October. 

Admission Price

bulletSelf-guided tour: Adults-$7, Children age 6-12-$3, 
bulletGuided tour: Adults-$15, Children age 6-12-$6
bulletCurrent museum members-free
bulletGroup rates may be arranged.


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bulletPresident: Paul Dougherty, Jr.
bulletSecretary: Caroline Dougherty
bulletTreasurer: MIchael O'Neal
bulletNewsletter Editors: Melissa Dougherty & Caroline Dougherty
bulletDirector of Acquisitions: Michael Cilurso
bulletDirector of Aircraft Maintenance: Michael Damiani
bulletDirector of Airfield Operations: David Ritter
bulletSPAD XIII Fund-raising Chairman: Michael O'Neal

Volunteer Pilots

bulletMichael Damiani
bulletNeil Baughman
bulletGerry Wild
bulletEric Lunger
bulletPaul Dougherty Jr.
bulletCaroline Dougerty
bulletTom Beamer
bulletMichael O'Neal
bulletMichael Cilurso
bulletDavid Ritter
bulletAndrew King


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bulletPaul Dougherty, Jr. -- Chairman
bulletMichael Cilurso
bulletMichael O'Neal
bulletGerry Wild
bulletCaroline Dougherty
bulletPaul Dougherty Sr. -- Director Emeritus
bulletHarry Burak -- Director Emeritus
bulletJames McCord -- Director Emeritus


Please help keep the antiques flying, Donate today!

All donations are tax deductable


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Grimes Airfield , 371 Airport Road, Bethel, PA 19507
Telephone: (717) 933-9566
eMail: Contact Us

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