Welcome to the
Beechcraft Heritage Museum
"Preserve the rich history of an iconic brand of aircraft, honor the pioneers who persevered against the odds, and build a first class facility where like-minded enthusiasts gather"
Did You Know?
What happened when an ambitious, competitive visionary married a classy, intelligent businesswoman? Together they became an unbeatable team. By recruiting talented men and women, they built a successful aviation enterprise. Perspective employees who met Walter and Olive Ann Beech coveted a position in their family oriented business.
From its founding in 1932, the Beech Aircraft Company was competitive in a rapidly changing environment. Aviation development progressed at a feverish pace. The world grasped its meaning, from merely curiosities and entertainment to racers, fighters, business tools, and rapid, dependable transportation.

The first Beechcraft, a groundbreaking, unconventionally designed biplane, conveyed luxury and speed in an era of financial uncertainty. War efforts benefitted from Beech’s advanced training and utility aircraft. Arguably the most successful general aviation aircraft was introduced just after World War II. Later, technological advances included aerodynamics, composite construction and glass cockpits.

What We Do
The Beechcraft Heritage Museum was founded in 1973 by an enthusiastic group of owners, pilots and aficionados. Its mission – preserve the rich history of an iconic brand of aircraft, honor the pioneers who persevered against the odds, and build a first class facility where like-minded enthusiasts gather.

You can learn more about us and our activities reading our latest Brochure

How to Join
Support is provided by a financial fund established since the beginning and continuously nurtured by generous benefactors through yearly fundraising activities.

Membership totals approximately 700 people from around the world, and is comprised of aviators and non-aviators alike. Anyone interested in preserving aviation history for future generations is welcome to join. Neither a pilot certificate nor aircraft ownership is a requirement. Additional information on annual, multi-year, and life membership is located in the Join Us links below.

Join US!
Latest News
Bonanza/Baron Expansion Phase III

Tuesday, August 2nd - 2016

2004 was the benchmark year for the successful completion of Phase I of the Bonanza//Baron venture. In 2006 Phase II expanded the exhibit to 18,000 square feet. A decade has nearly passed and we are "Out Of Space!" Beech Party 2015 was the premier event to kick- off Phase III of the Bonanza/Baron exhibit. Harold Bost graciously offered to match dollar for dollar fundraising for Phase III up to 1,000,000! A minimum of $2,000,000 will be needed to accomplish the mission of Phase III’s efforts to double the size of the Bonanza/Baron exhibit to 36,000 square feet. Your willingness to participate is strongly encouraged and genuinely appreciated. Our goal is to break ground at Beech Party 2016. We need to raise more dollars to make this goal a reality. Your willingness to donate is genuinely appreciated! Please click here to contribute! Let’s make 2016 another benchmark year!...

Other News
Beech Party 2016 Registration now OPEN
Wednesday, July 20th - 2016

 Click on the link below to be taken to the Event website and our online registration: Click HERE for more info on Beech Party 2016...

AOPA Regional Fly-In
Saturday, October 10th - 2015

 AOPA hosted their final 2015 Regional Fly-In on the Museum Grounds! An event to remember! All photos courtesy and thanks to AOPA, David Tulis...

Beech Party 2016 Registration now OPEN
[Oct 12th-16th]
Beechcraft Heritage Museum & William Northern Field (KTHA)
Where We Are
Located a short drive or flight from Chattanooga, Huntsville, or Nashville, William Northern Airfield in Tullahoma, TN is home to the Beechcraft Heritage Museum. The airport offers all the amenities pilots and passengers desire from two 5,000 ft. paved runways to two beautifully manicured turf runways, a modern FBO, and competitively priced avgas and jet fuel. Aircraft parking is less than 100 yards from the museum’s front door.

Once here, visitors will experience an inviting and picturesque campus. Relax in our inviting visitors’ center before launching on your tour. Aircraft displays include over thirty quintessential models from the early years through the modern era.


570 Old Shelbyville Hwy.
Tullahoma, TN 37388
United States of America

Phone: (931)455-1974 - FAX: (931)455-1994
e-mail: info@beechcraftheritagemuseum.org
Hours of Operation
From March 1 to November 30:
Tuesday - Saturday  
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CST

December through February

Appointment Inquiries
during the off-season:


Special Event:

Beech Party 2016
October 12th-16th
"Registration Required"

Adults:   $10.00
Ages 12-17, 65 & Over:   $5.00
Ages 11 & Under:   Free
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