The Pan Am Museum Foundation
Experience the Legacy of the World's Most Iconic Airline
To employees, Pan Am meant more than a paycheck. It was a home. And co-workers were family. Because of those relationships, many former employees recall their Pan Am years as the best of their lives.
After the last Pan Am planes landed on December 4, 1991, the employee community never lost their love for the venerable institution that was Pan American World Airways.
In 1992, a group of volunteers led by Ed Trippe, son of Pan Am’s President and CEO Juan Trippe, founded the Pan Am Historical Foundation. They acquired the company’s remaining assets, including 64 years’ worth of documents, photographs, and audio/visual material — and archived them at the University of Miami.
Located inside the historic Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, Long Island, the Pan Am Museum and its grounds are perfect for a planned weekday excursion or weekend visit. Conveniently situated within steps of outdoor amenities, parks, eateries, and retail, the museum provides visitors with a rare glimpse into The World’s Most Experienced Airline.