For anyone who has ever traveled through Riverside, March AFRB is a familiar landmark. A drive past, you will notice a good number of aircraft outside the base surrounding an old hanger with a checkered roof. This is the March Field Museum, home to over 60 historic aircraft.
Inside the hanger, you will find vintage aircraft and displays relating to the history of military aircraft. Outside you will find a vast collection, including the famous record-breaking Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” and a B-29 Super fortress.
March Field Museum is a fascinating place to visit. You will really be amazed at viewing this huge collection of military aircraft. On weekends they have a hot dog stand with cold drinks and ice cream.
Group Tours for the hearing impaired and Spanish-speaking visitors are available with advance notice. The museum has several wheelchairs available for visitor’s use. March Field Air Museum and the P-38 National Museum are adjacent to the March Air Reserve Base, Riverside, California.
March Field Air Museum serves as home to over 70 historic aircraft and many inside displays relating to the history of March Field, now known as March Air Reserve Base. The main building was erected in 1993. Its style reflects the traditional hangars of earlier aviation days. The checkerboard roof can be seen from the Interstate 215 freeway.
Be sure to pick up a souvenir from the museum store—plan on spending at least three hours to view the entire collection. Tour groups are welcome with advance notice. The museum is operated by the non-profit March.
Field Museum Foundation. Its support comes entirely from donations, contributions, and the proceeds from the gift shop. Dining options are limited; however, one exit north of the museum on I-215 is Cactus Ave with several fast-food restaurants; two exits north on I-215 is Alessandro Blvd with many more restaurants.
March Field Air Museum and the P-38 National Museum are adjacent to the March Air Reserve Base, Riverside, California. March Field Museum is an interesting place for an Inland Empire Day Trip. There is something for the whole family to see and do here. March Field Air Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Children 4 and under are free.