Visit

Tuesday through Saturday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Admission is Free

Sunday & Monday – Closed

Group tours of ten or more are available on Sunday & Monday by appointment only. Admission is free. 

2022 Holiday Closures

  • Memorial Day, May 29
  • Independence Day, July 4
  • Labor Day, September 5
  • Thanksgiving, November 24 – 25.
  • Christmas, December 23 – 26
  • New Year’s, December 31, close at 3pm. 

Our visitors typically spend between one and three hours in 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. Additionally, it educates the visitor on duty base assignments, deactivation, fight for the veteran’s status and Legacy Pilots from the 1970s – today.  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.  Learn more about current collections here.

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, approximately one mile from the museum campus. This well became the focus of a pilot training tradition. When a pilot completed her first solo flight, cohorts would toss her in as a rite of passage.

Symbols of the WASP

Fifinella

Why is this Tinkerbell-like creature often seen hanging around the WASP? Brought to life by author Roald Dahl and drawn by Walt Disney, Fifinella became the official mascot of the WASP. She flew with the WASP on their jackets in the form of patches and has even flown in combat with today’s female Air Force Pilots.

The Museum does not have a café, but does sell snacks to satisfy hunger and cravings along with hot and cold beverages in the Gift Shop.

Group 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. Tours before 10am or after 5pm are available for groups of 10 or more with advance notice and a charge of $5 per person.

School Tours: The Museum offers tours and interactive experiences for 2nd – 12th grades, free of charge.

 

Contact Cole at coleclark@waspmuseum.org or at 325.235.0099.

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