Aviation Museums within the USA (alphabetical order)
The listings are in alphabetical order but if you want to search by state or by city then I suggest that you use a word search (CTRL-F) will bring up the proper window — a two letter post office abbreviation is used for the state in the address. There are quite a few military bases that have excellent aviation displays but require either a military ID or an escort to see them, so these have not been addressed in this particular list.
May 2014: the USA is a large country with much in the way of aviation history — 200+ museums with three newly opened museums this year. Yet, the states of West Virginia and Mississippi each lack even a single dedicated aviation museum, though each has a museum in part dedicated to aviation.
Museums that are on ships or where ships are present are listed in this color (5 aircraft carriers and 2 battleships).