Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a true “living” museum of antique aviation located in Rhinebeck, New York. We present one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world, many of which regularly take to the air in all their glory during our weekend airshows.

The Aerodrome features aeroplanes, automobiles, motorcycles, early engines and memorabilia from 1900-1935. In addition to the airshows, there are four museum buildings displaying aircraft form the Pioneer Era, World War I and the Lindbergh/Barnstorming era.

Your visit to the Aerodrome isn’t complete until you’ve seen the Museum! The Museum is open May 1-Oct 31, 10 AM to 5 PM.

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum

It all begins in the Pioneer Building with the crude biplane hang gliders that inspired the Wright Brothers. Marvel at their historic “Flyers” and follow the decade of innovation with Bleriot, Curtiss and others. These men and their machines were “Magnificent.”

It all comes together in the History of Flight Building with our comprehensive exhibit of the aircraft, vehicles, engines, and memorabilia that make up our static display and compose a tribute to the glory of man’s conquest of the air.

Bi Plane Rides

1929 Biplane Rides are available weekdays and weekends, from May 1, 2022 through Oct 31. May 1-June 17, weekday rides are by reservation and weekend rides are first come. June 18-Oct 16 weekend rides are first come, before and after our Air Shows, weekdays by reservation. After Oct 16, weekday rides are by reservation and weekend rides are first come. Check out our Lighthouse and Lighthouse and Mansion Tours which are also available.

Be a barnstormer – bring your sense of adventure and camera. Our 1929 New Standard D-25 was designed for passenger hopping by the great flying circuses of the 20s and 30s and is still thrilling riders of all ages. Maintained to modern aircraft regulations, she is now a fixture of the mid-Hudson Valley summer skies, carrying up to four passengers per flight. A 2 passenger minimum is required. Flights are approximately 15 minutes long.

The Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum was established in 1993 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization to continue Cole’s legacy. Our mission is preserving, restoring and flying the aircraft of the Pioneer, WWI, and Golden Ages of Aviation.