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

Limited Museum Hours:

The museum is temporarily closed for exhibit renovations. Visits and tours can be arranged by appointment; please call 608-897-1175 or email us at


We're funded by your Donations

Thanks to you, we can offer aviation opportunities to kids, provide our community with an affordable gathering place, keep our aircraft airworthy, create educational videos, never charge admission, and so much more!

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.

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!

Family Friendly!
From kids activities to seniors tours: No matter your age or your interest, there are so many ways to get hands-on and involved at Kelch!

Upcoming Events:

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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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