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Where are you located?
The Estrella Warbirds Museum along with the Woodland Auto Display are located at 4251 Dry Creek Road, Paso Robles California 93446. This is just off Highway 46 east of Paso Robles and Dry Creek Road runs adjacent to the Paso Robles Municipal Airport. Click for "drive in" map or we have a ramp so you can access FAA Information so you can fly in.
Monthly Dinner Meetings
First Wednesday of each month. No host open bar 5:30 p.m.; catered dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
Special Guest Speaker:
Special guest speaker following dinner. Speaker announcements are made in membership newsletter and on our news section. Normally finished by 8:30 p.m.
Dinners are catered. Cost is $20/person at the door.
Reservations: Required - 805 296-1935 or On line Click Here
Reservations are required not later than 6 p.m. the Monday evening prior to the dinner. Note: Dinner is catered and we are responsible to pay for the dinner if you do not show up unless we receive your cancellation prior to the Monday evening deadline.
Open to members and non members alike and their guests.
What are your hours and what days are you open and admission costs?
We are open Thursday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Entrance to both museums is through the Gift Shop at Estrella Warbirds Museum. Admission includes entrance to both Estrella Warbirds Museum and Woodland Auto Display.
Category One Day Pass Two Day Pass Adult $18 $28 Senior (60+) $15 $24 Student (w/ID) $10 $15 Child (6-12) $8 $12 Child (0-5) Free Free Military Veteran $12 $18 Active Duty (w/ID) Free Free
Are the facilities handicapp accessible & Are dogs allowed in the museum?
All of the facililities are handicapp accessible, and we have several loaner wheel chairs available at the gift shop.
We believe dogs are our best friends and every dog deserves a good human. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in any of the museum buildings on the campus. They are allowed on the grounds when kept on a leash.
However, during all major events, no dogs are allowed on the grounds at all.
Group Tours, Car Club Destinations, and Flight Simulator
Group Tours: (Minimum of 10 or more):
By appointment, reserved 7 days in advance.
Email: Tour Group Coordinator Click here.
Price on Group Tours is $20 per person (guided)
Price on Group Tours is $15 per person (un-guided)
Flight Simulator: Currently on Sundays by appointment only.
Appointments can be scheduled on line at this link.
Cost is $25 per 1/2 hour (does not include admission price).
Please note: Flight simulator is done within an FA/18 cockpit and is not handicap accessible. Size restrictions may apply. For more information, visit our flight simulator pages.
We frequently host Car Club Destination groups. Group Tour rates and pre-scheduling (above) applies. We also coordinate arrangements for special parking to allow for group photos, etc.
Contact Phone Numbers
For a full listing of Key Personnel, visit our Staff Pages
# Name Position Click 2 Call 1 Scott Stelzle Chief Operations Officer, Acquisitions, Funds Development 805 610-3310 2 Ken Neuman Museum Coordinator, Group Tours 805 674-3939 3 Jill Thayer, PhD Museum Curator 667 428-4611 4 Ken Neuman Facility Rentals 805 674-3939
or Email us
5 Monthly dinner meeting reservation line 805 296-1935 6 Voice mail for basic info / leave message during closed hours 805 238-9317
We occasionally rent out use of use of Thomson Hall or Hangar One for special events. We are the only facility in the area that offers a secure meeting room that business professionals can drive or fly to and have the high speed wireless internet service they require, all at a budget you can afford. Options available for catered meals and personalized tours
The 50' x 100' hall can seat up to 180 people in meeting or 160 in dinner arrangements, and during summers there is an adjacent outdoor area with a large open-pit barbecue on a grassy lawn for larger gatherings. In addition to the kitchen and bar, the hall is also equipped with built-in sound and video systems, plus a tuned piano. Wireless internet access is available for meeting use. Of course, parking is not a problem.
For pricing and scheduling, please let us know your needs here and we will call you back for follow up assistance. Or, if you would like to talk with our rental coordinator, please contact Ken Neuman, 619 807-5045. Full Information Here.
Rental is based on availability of the facility for the time period requested. Some restrictions may apply.
Can we take pictures in the museum?
Absolutely! We encourage you to take pictures of all the exhibits. Share them on social media or with your friends and associates and let them know about this place!
February 3, 1992. Estrella Warbird Museum is a non profit benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any individual or person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes.
As per our corporation bi-laws, "The specific purpose of this corporation is to preserve historic military aircraft and to provide a museum facility for the permament protection and display of these aircraft and other memorabilia. In the context of these general purposes, the corporation shall procure aircraft and other military articles and memorabilia, restore these items to either operable or static condition, maintain a library of military information, maintain one or more structures that will serve as a museum and meeting place, and promote and support comaraderie among people interested in military history, aircraft, and aircraft restoration. The corporation shall not operate flyable aircraft or own in partnership flyable aircraft, but can assist others with operable aircraft or equipment insofar as helping to display, protect and provide ground support. Also in the context of these purposes, no substantial part of the activities shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of any candidate for public office."
The corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
* California Corporation Number: C1814679
* IRS 501(c)(3) / EIN Number: 77-0324714.
There is more than enough in all the facilites to spend several days seeing and absorbing all the displays. It is recommended that you allocate at least several hours for your first visit, many people stay the entire day and not see everything.
Note: We offer a two day pass as some people with keen interests find 2-4 hours just not enough time to take in everything. (Or their kids like is so much, they don't want to leave.) No, we can't watch your kids overnight!
A Museum Sponsor
Thur., Fri., Sat., Sun. &
Legal Monday Holidays:
Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day:
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Pricing and Special Group Tours (Minimum of 10 or more): Full Information Here
4251 Dry Creek Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446