Smithsonian's Paul E. Garber Facility

The Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility, located in Suitland, Md. is where the National Air and Space Museum preserves and stores aircraft, spacecraft, and other artifacts, and restores these artifacts to represent a specific period in their history.



The facility is a no-frills assembly of about 32 metal buildings belonging to the National Air and Space Museum and other Smithsonian organizations. About 19 buildings store airplanes, spacecraft, engines, and various parts. One building is devoted to a large restoration shop and 3 buildings are for exhibition production.

This facility is closing and all activities moved to the new National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
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