Houston, Texas: 1940 Air Terminal Museum

Houston's art-deco Houston Municipal terminal from 1940 to 1955. Restored and open for tours, along with adjacent hangers and retro passenger aircraft.
Address:
8325 Travelair St., Houston, TX
Directions:
Southeast side of the city. From Hwy 35/Telephone Rd turn east at the airport control tower onto Nelms St. Drive two blocks. Turn left onto Travelair St. Drive one block. You'll see the small terminal and parking lot on the right.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
713-454-1940
Admission:
Adults $5.
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1940 Air Terminal Museum

Retired 1940 art-deco airport terminal served Houston air travellers during the golden age of flight. The ground floor museum is dedicated to the terminal's past use and displays of air travel memorabilia and photos documenting its rich past. The museum is within the boundary of Hobby Airport and includes a tour of adjacent hangers as well as several donated aircraft permanently on display. I visited in Nov. 2017 and the place was empty but incredible! I saw the 1940s restored ground floor and got a backstage tour of areas under renovation including the control tower(!) and all of their aircraft and memorabilia piles. If you have any interest in aircraft, our aviation past, and/or art-deco architecture, don't miss visiting this museum.

[Charles Pudwill, 04/08/2018]

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