Thanks to our co-hosts at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Nassau County Community College, and everyone who joined us to explore old Mitchel Field!

Joel Friedman, a volunteer docent at the Cradle of Aviation, began our tour of Mitchel Field Air Base and Flight Line outside the museum on October 20, 2018.
After the U.S. Army closed Mitchel Field in 1961, new construction for Nassau Community College (founded in 1959) transformed the 1,117-acre airbase, October 20, 2018.
A special peak inside Hangar 5, where the Cradle of Aviation’s restoration team rebuilds aircraft parts and replica planes, October 20, 2018
Touring the stately Georgian Revival-style houses where high-ranking officers lived with their families, October 20, 2018.


Location: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530

Time: 2:00-4:00PM

Explore one of America’s premier historical air bases with the Cradle of Aviation’s volunteer docent Joel Friedman, and Gary Monti, Director of Museum Operations, who sponsored the site’s successful 2018 nomination for the National Register of Historic Places. Thanks to special access provided by Nassau County Community College, we’ll take a look inside Mitchel Field’s hospital building, a hidden gem nearly untouched since the 1930s!

$15 Members and Young Preservationists
$20 Non-Members

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Mitchel Field’s base hospital (shown in a historic postcard above left, and a recent photo above right) remains recognizable today as part of the Nassau County Community College campus. Images courtesy of the Cradle of Aviation Museum and Google.