Pearson Air Museum

A woman in a park ranger uniform talks to people in front of a Curtiss Jenny aircraft.
Discover the historic aircraft that once flew at Pearson Field at Pearson Air Museum.

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Pearson Air Museum and the Jack Murdock Aviation Center connect visitors to the history of aviation at Pearson Field. From its roots as a military air field, to its history as the site of the Spruce Mill and its transformation into a civilian field, Pearson Air Museum helps provide a detailed look into the golden age of aviation at Pearson Field.

Through amazing hand-painted murals and exhibit panels, visitors gain a chronological perspective of the many varied aviation events that occurred here. These events are further brought to life with five early 20th century airplanes that display the incredibly fragile, complex, and daring nature of early aviation.

Visiting Pearson Air Museum

Address 1115 E 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661
Standard Hours
(Year round)
Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm
Cost Pearson Air Museum is always free to visit.

Good to Know

Parking Yes Free parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the museum. Street parking on E 5th Street is also available.
Restrooms Yes Restrooms are available inside Pearson Air Museum.
Water Yes There is a water fountain and a water bottle refilling station inside Pearson Air Museum.
Pets No Pets are not allowed inside Pearson Air Museum but are allowed outside the museum on a leash. Please do not tie up pets or leave them in cars, especially in warm weather. Service animals are allowed inside Pearson Air Museum.
Accessibility Yes The museum has accessible entrances. The gallery in the Main Hanger is one one floor. There is a mezzanine with exhibits, which can be accessed by elevator. ADA-accessible restroom stalls are available.

Experience Aviation History

Learn more about the stories told at Pearson Air Museum and learn how to plan an event at the museum.
Historic photograph of ANT-25 aircraft landing at Pearson Field.
Pearson Field

Explore the history of aviation at Vancouver's Pearson Field.

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The Many Faces of Pearson Air Field

Learn about the daring pilots of Pearson Field, one of the nation's oldest continuously operating airfields.

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Permitted Events

Pearson Air Museum offers several venues for events, including weddings, parties, ceremonies and celebrations.

A model Douglas World Cruiser in an exhibit case.
The first flight around the world

In 2024, celebrate the first flight around the world at a special exhibit at Pearson Air Museum! Click here to learn more about this flight.


Aircraft on Display

Pearson Air Museum features four aircraft that are part of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site's museum collection. Learn more about the historic significance of these aircraft at the links below.
A photo of a DH-4 Liberty plane, a large biplane, inside Pearson Air Museum.
DH-4 Liberty Plane

Learn more about Pearson Air Museum's DH-4 Liberty Plane, a "pillar of American air strength" during World War I.

The JN-4 Jenny aircraft on display at Pearson Air Museum.
JN-4 Jenny

The JN-4 Jenny was used as a training aircraft by American pilots.

The Curtiss Pusher biplane on display at Pearson Air Museum.
Curtiss "Pusher"

At Pearson Air Museum, see a full-scale replica of a 1912 Curtiss Pusher.

An orange and white biplane on display inside Pearson Air Museum.
Leah Hing's 1931 Fleet Model 7

Leah Hing, the nation's first Chinese American woman pilot, flew this 1931 Fleet Model 7 from Pearson Field.


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    Contact Us

    Call the museum's front desk at (360) 816-6232.

    Nearby Attractions & Facilities

    For information about nearby facilities, including the municipal field at Pearson Airpark (VUO) or the Pearson Field Education Center, please click on one of the following links:

    Last updated: March 5, 2024

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    Contact Info

    Mailing Address:

    800 Hatheway Road, Bldg 722
    Vancouver, WA 98661


    360 816-6230

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