- Historic Sites
Virginia Aviation Museum
The Virginia Aviation Museum features the spectacular SR-71 Blackbird; 36 historic, vintage aircraft; reproductions of the Wright brothers' kite, gliders and famous 1903 Flyer; early flight memorabilia; a World War II diorama that includes the Tuskegee Airmen and Women's Airforce Service Pilots; and the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame. Captain Dick Merrill’s famous 1930s Stars and Stripes, the first American scientific research aircraft to fly in Antarctica, can be viewed at the Virginia Aviation Museum. The museum includes exhibits on pioneer aviation, World War II and the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame. Visitors can even go to aviation films and lectures in the Benn Theater.