Fun on the Ground and Above It

A Large Collection of Vintage
Airplanes in a Small Village

The Air Museum

The Eagles Mere Air Museum is located at Merritt Field (4PN7), a private airport about 2.5 miles east of Eagles Mere, PA (17731) on PA State Road 42. The airport is atop a mountain in the beautiful Endless Mountains region in central Pennsylvania and is just a short ride from several larger, nearby cities.

Distance from Eagles Mere Air Museum:

  • Williamsport – 39 miles
  • Wilkes-Barre – 56 miles
  • Philadelphia – 165 miles
  • New York City – 185 miles

This expansive collection of rare aircraft and engines in unlike any other. Many of our collectibles are the only examples remaining in flying condition. With vintage aircraft ranging from 1917 to 1944 and engines from 1908, it is our hope that this museum will serve to educate the public – flying or not – about these wonderful machines and the many brave men and women who flew them. Without these pioneers, we would not have the luxury of our current air travel system.

In addition to our vintage aircraft and engines, the Museum also includes a display of historic airplane-related memorabilia such as toys, signs, posters and pictures.

Staff & Contributors

The Eagles Mere Air Museum would like to thank the following staff members and volunteers who make it possible to operate this wonderful museum.

Pilots & Mechanics

  • Chad Wilcox, Pilot/Mechanic
  • Steve Lindrooth, Pilot/Mechanic
  • Juliet Lindrooth, Pilot
  • George Jenkins, Pilot

Curator

  • Karen Heisman

Support Staff

  • Todd Smith
  • Phil Snyder (in memoriam)
  • David Shultz (in memoriam)
  • Trevor Kinsey
  • Aaron Kinsey
  • Ron Haines (volunteer)

Tour Guides

  • Suzette O'Neil
  • Craig Moorer
  • Karen Robenolt
  • Deb Geist
  • Susan Kinsey
  • Dave Fry

The Area

The museum calls the Village of Eagles Mere its home. Originally founded in the early 1800s, the tiny town eventually grew and became famous around 1870 as a well-known mountain resort beckoning visitors from nearby Philadelphia, Baltimore and Harrisburg. Trains transported those seeking refuge from hot summer days into much-welcome cooler mountain air.

Today, many of the area's original "cottages" still stand overlooking the natural, spring-fed lake. The town itself remains on the National Register of Historic Places. Each year the area hosts both residents and visitors from around the globe. A place where generations of families return each year to spend glorious summer days swimming or boating on the lake, at the golf course, hiking in the forests or relaxing on their front porch.

Residents and visitors alike enjoy a myriad of activities including:

  • Daily, weekly and seasonal rentals
  • Hiking and biking trails
  • Championship golf*
  • Boating, canoeing and kayaking*
  • Shops and restaurants
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Free kids summer program*

*Some restrictions may apply.

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