WAAAM  

1600 Air Museum Rd. Hood River, OR 97031

(541) 308-1600

Open Daily 9 - 5 Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day

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Gene and Bonnie Wright standing in front of their 1927 Ford Model T at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. This 1927 Ford Model T, on loan from Gene & Bonnie Wright, was is one of the last Model T's built before production ended in May, 1927.

Production of the Model T began in October, 1908 and continued and grew for nineteen years, establishing the importance of the automobile in world culture and economy. Henry Ford's moving assembly line was the genesis of mass production.

The expression, "You can have it any color, so long as it's black." may never have been uttered by Henry Ford despite its widespread appeal and acceptance. Beginning in 1914 and ending in 1926, Ford sold the Tin Lizzie only in black for a pragmatic reason: black paint dried faster than color, allowing faster production. In 1926, to bolster sagging sales, Ford again offered colors.

With the benefits of high volume production and advancements in technology the 1927 Model T cost less than a quarter of the price of the original 1908 model.

   

News Flash  

2018 Model T School Is Here

Check out the 2018 Model T Driving School Schedule!

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Veterans Day Deal

One Nov 11, 2017 Veterans will receive half price admission during our Second Saturday event.

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Celebrate 10 Years

The Fly-In is on!

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WAAAM Gift Shop

Learn all about WAAAM in book format!

Get your very own copy of WAAAM's history in our brand new history book.

See all the other fun items in our gift shop too. Visitors can enjoy any time they like without having to purchase museum admission.

   

Volunteer Opportunities

Many volunteer opportunities are available.  Here is a partial list of how you can get involved.

WAAAM Volunteers are awesome!

  • Museum Docents
  • Event Planning and Coordination
  • Library Services
  • Volunteer Services Representative
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Restoration and Maintenance
  • Gift Shop
  • Administrative Support
  • Maintenance & Custodial
  • Training & Education

Find out more on our volunteer page.

   

Memberships & Sponsorships

There are several levels of membership available to individuals and families.

  • Student Membership - $25.00 – One named member under 18 years old. Can only be purchased over the phone or in person.
  • Solo Membership - $60.00 – One named member
  • Family Membership - $120.000 – One named member & their same household significant other & their kids or grandkids under the age of 18 (6 kid maximum). Comes with 2 bonus single-use admission passes.
  • Plus Membership - $140.00 – Family Membership benefits plus 1 guest. Comes with 2 bonus single-use admission passes.
  • Quad Membership - $160.00 – Family Membership benefits plus 4 guests. Comes with 4 bonus single-use admission passes.
  • Sitter Membership - $20.00 – Must be combined with any level of pass. It allows the card holder to enter under another’s membership when accompanied by the member’s kids. Can only be purchased over the phone or in person.

Call (541) 308-1600 for information on Business Memberships.

   

Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum

Antique Airplanes   •  Antique Automobiles

Where Oregon and Washington meet, at the Columbia River Gorge.

It's worth the trip!