National Naval Aviation Museum Pensacola, Florida

During our trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama we made the 35 minute drive over to Pensacola, Florida to the National Naval Aviation Museum. Read on to learn more about our visit.

Admission, parking, and guided tours of the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida is FREE! However, if you want to watch a movie or experience a simulator, there will be a cost. Check out the National Naval Aviation Museum website for cost. The museum is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. During our visit we toured both buildings and took the guided trolley tour.  We spent about 3 hours touring the museum but could have spent more time. 
The National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL is about 35 minutes from Gulf Shores, AL
Parking is FREE!
We chose the virtual reality moon landing.  We were very disappointed - especially since it cost $10 per person.
The Blue Angels have practice sessions that you can watch for free from the museum.  Check the website for the practice schedule.
One of many planes you will see when visiting the museum. 

Learn the history behind these magnificent airplanes.

Replica of 20th century small town America.
Replica of World War 2.


We took the guided trolley tour that was narrated by a retired pilot who flew military and domestic airplanes.  The tour is free, just make sure you get the free tickets as soon as you arrive because space is limited. 

Located within walking distance from National Naval Aviation Museum
As we were leaving the National Naval Aviation Museum, we stopped at the Pensacola Lighthouse Museum. Unfortunately the museum was not open.  I really wish I could have climbed to the top... maybe next time. For more information about the Pensacola Lighthouse Museum, check out their website.

As you make plans for your trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama I highly recommend you visit Pensacola, Florida and see the National Naval Aviation Museum. 

May God bless you wherever the road may lead you.

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