One of the first aircrafts built in California, this unique example of aviation history was constructed by three teenage boys in San Francisco.
Donated by the Gonzales Family
Low wing monoplane. This particular Ryan was on display in the Nut Tree Restaurant until its closing.
Powerplant: 125 hp Menasco C4 inverted air-cooled inline engine
Max. Speed: 150 mph
Service Ceiling: 17,500 feet
Range: 350 miles
On loan from the Powers Family
Built in 1966, this Huey was shipped to Vietnam and in 1969 took an RPG hit to the main rotor causing it to go down in the jungle. There was one minor injury and the chopper was rebuilt and stayed in Vietnam until the end of the war.
Powerplant: 1,100 shp Lycoming T53-L-11 turboshaft Max. Speed: 135 mph Service Ceiling: 19,390 feet Range: 315 miles
Donated by Rice Aviation
Willy’s Jeeps were manufactured by Ford Motor Company and are the iconic WWII ground transportation. On loan from Herm Rowland.
This replica of General Rommel’s W31 Command Car was used in the movie ”The Desert Fox” starring James Mason. It was also used in the TV series “Combat” with Rick Jason and Vic Morrow. On loan from Rick Stewart.
The M-16 Anti-Aircraft vehicle was used in WWII. On loan from David DiLoreto.
Thanks to the American Armory Museum in Fairfield for these vehicles and other displays.
The Rowland Freedom Center is open every day*, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, featuring a variety of aviation and military displays, honoring those who defend our freedom.
*Due to excessive heat (and no air conditioning), we may close early on certain days
Suggested Admission Donation – Adults 18-64 $5, Kids 4-17 $3, Active Duty, Veterans, Over 65 and Under 3 Free