The CAF was founded to acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States, and selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans.
More than just a collection of airworthy warplanes from the past, the CAF's fleet of historic aircraft, known as the CAF Ghost Squadron, recreate, remind and reinforce the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history.
Open Saturday 9am - 4pm and Sunday Noon - 4pm or by appointment.
Yelp review: "This combination of part tour, part museum, part restoration, and most excitingly part rides is a hidden gem in Lancaster Texas!! You will walk into this large hanger and find a ball-torrent, an MP bicycle, planes in all states of restoration, and then the planes you can actually fly in!!! Come see the quaint museum, which I can practically guarantee you will receive a personally guided tour. I find this type of hands on experience much like a teleport through history. The day I was at the museum two vintage aircraft took flight and to my delight buzzed through the air much to the excitement of the patrons in the planes, and those of us watching on the ground."
- David B. from Arlington, Texas
Cold War Air Museum | 720 Ferris Rd | Lancaster, Texas | 972.227.9119 | Website
Yelp Review: "Great Hind helicopters here. One of the volunteers was working on one. He was Russian. So cool to hear him talk. The volunteers are great and are so proud of their museum. You can see some fabulous aircraft take off. They even sell t-shirt. All goes to a good cause. Preserve history!" - Cindi W. from San Anselmo, CA
- Dallas Travel Guide
Visitor Center and State Auxiliary Museum
The Visitors Center, formerly known as the Interurban Building, has welcomed visitors and businesses to our City for over 100 years. Built in 1911, the Interurban Building was home to the Texas Interurban Railway that ran from Waxahachie through Red Oak, Lancaster, and Dallas to Sherman-Denison until the 1950s. It was also the region’s first electric-powered building and where area residents’ electricity bills were paid for more than 50 years. The Lancaster Visitors Center and State Auxiliary Museum continues in this rich tradition.
In keeping with the history of the City of Lancaster and the Interurban Building, the City of Lancaster State Auxiliary Museum was established by the Texas Legislature in May 2007 and introduced by State Representative Helen Giddings. The Museum showcases the history of the State of Texas and educates patrons on the historical artifacts represented within the exhibits. This premier attraction serves as a unique resource for residents, educators and visitors of Texas alike.
The Lancaster Visitors Center and State Auxiliary Museum is located at 103 N. Dallas Avenue, Lancaster, TX 75146, (972) 218-3790. It is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.