American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

Airline Museum

The American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum® is a sight-and-sound, hands-on look at the world of flight. It's a great place for the entire family - or any group - to enjoy time and time again.

The museum opened in July 1993, and is dedicated to past and present American Airlines employees and C.R. Smith, longtime American Airlines president and aviation pioneer. As a non-profit organization, it is publicly funded by the generous gifts of corporate partners, AMR employees, AMR retirees and museum friends. The museum is operated by the C.R. Smith Aviation Museum Foundation. Learn more about the C.R. Smith Museum*.

Booking Events

Let your event take flight when you book your party, wedding, charity or corporate event at the C.R. Smith Museum. Your group of five to 500 can be accommodated for a nostalgic dining experience under the silvery wings of the restored 1940s DC-3 Flagship Knoxville. The theater houses 104 "First-Class" stadium-style seats, a large-format movie screen for entertainment and a stage for presentations and briefings. For additional information, visit the C.R. Smith Museum*.

Gifts That Last A Lifetime

Honor someone special with an engraved brick that will be a permanent part of the American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum. Along with thousands of others, it will be placed in the floor of the museum's beautiful DC-3 hangar. The engraved bricks make wonderful gifts. Get a brick and support the museum**.

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Historic DC-3