Current hours by appointment only. Call 608.897.1175 to set up a visit.


Experience The Kelch

Let your Imagination Soar
Whether in the air or on the ground,
there's nothing like a Golden Age airplane.
Get up close and discover the magic!

Learn at The Kelch

Learn About Another Era.The Golden Age of Aviation brims with stories of adventure, innovation, and amazement! Find out for yourself why biplanes still capture the imagination of young and old alike.

Escape to The Kelch

From movie nights to flying demonstrations, to fairs and festivals, there's always something happening at The Kelch. See our events calendar and join us for a fun community event. Date night, family fun, weekend adventure we got you covered. See upcoming events below an visit our full calendar here

Events at The Kelch

Check out one of our fun community events. 

Upcoming Events at The Kelch

Celebrate at The Kelch

From Weddings to hottinanies, to festivals, to corporate meetings and events, we have beautiful spaces that can accomodate your needs. Come host and celebrate your event at The Kelch.


We are open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. Larger groups requesting a guided tour should call for an appointment.

N2463 Airport Rd, Brodhead, WI 53520

Based around the stunning vintage aircraft that our namesake Alfred Kelch collected, our museum brings the story of the Golden Age of Aviation to life. The aviation legacy of the years between the World Wars changed the course of history, and at Kelch Aviation Museum we keep that legacy alive through education, preservation, and good old barnstormer-style pizazz.

Our collection includes 19 vintage aircraft, 3 vintage automobiles, 10,000 aviation books, 12 original aircraft engines, cabinets of photo collections, and dozens of models, works of art, and one-of-a-kind treasures! Whether you’re a Snoopy-and-the-Red-Baron fan or a researcher sleuthing out original aircraft blueprints, we have something to fascinate you!

The Alfred & Lois Kelch Aviation Museum, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational corporation and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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