Plan Your Visit
How much time should I budget to spend at the Museum?
Our visitors typically spend one – three hours in the Museum.
What will I see at the Museum?
The Museum campus is located on Avenger Field which consists of 15 acres of land backing up to the Sweetwater Airport. Two hangars, a 1929 original, known as Hangar 2, and a replica of Hangar 1, used by the WASP at Avenger Field, are located on the property.
Hangar 1 holds exhibits depicting WASP leadership, the training experience, and life in Sweetwater. A highlight of the Museum is the WASP in the Spotlight exhibit series. Changing quarterly, this exhibit displays collections of individual WASP. Collections vary in size and scope, but all highlight their WASP and post service experiences. Hangar 2 holds a Boeing PT-17, Vultee BT-13, and Cessna UC-78 when not out flying.
Guests are encouraged to visit the Wishing Well, an original structure, located between Texas State Technical College (TSTC) and the Sweetwater Airport. This well became the focus of a pilot training tradition. When a pilot completed her first solo flight, cohorts would toss her in as rite of passage.
For a docent-led tour, please call ahead to make arrangements, 325.235.0099.
The Museum does not have a café, but we are happy to provide a bottle of cold water or a cup of hot coffee. Hungry visitors can find a good meal at local Sweetwater restaurants just down the road.
Group and School Tours
Groups of all sizes are welcomed and admitted free of charge during Museum hours. Please reserve a docent-led tour by calling 325-235-0099.
After-hours tours are available with advance notice and a charge of $5 per person.