Warbird Park in Myrtle Beach South Carolina is home to several old fighter aircraft and is Dedicated to The Men And Women Of The United States Air Force.

Located off Highway 17 Business, in the Market Common section of Myrtle Beach, at the southern end of Ocean Boulevard, just inside the old “Myrtle Beach Air Force Base”.

During it’s long tenure in defense of our country, the mission of Myrtle Beach Air Force Base changed as the threats to our national security changed. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base was home to the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing. Myrtle Beach AFB was deactivated in March 1993 and the land was subsequently turned over to the City of Myrtle Beach.

Entrance into Warbird Park is Free of charge. Shaded picnic tables are available.

The City of Myrtle Beach has relocated a 9/11 Memorial to Warbird Park.  The Memorial is a beam from the North Tower of The World Trade Center.  

Myrtle Beach is making plans to add a World War II memorial to Warbird Park on Farrow Parkway.  Construction is expected to begin this winter.

In December 1941, just days before the Pearl Harbor attack, the Town Council agreed to turn its new airport over to the U.S. War Department to serve as the Myrtle Beach Aerial Gunnery and Bombing Range. The official vote occurred December 16, 1941, when the town sold the airport to the federal government for $3,500.

The Myrtle Beach Army Air Field was deactivated after the war, and the airport was returned to the City of Myrtle Beach in 1947. As the Cold War heated up in the mid-1950s, the city again gave the airport to the federal government.

It ultimately became the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, which operated until 1993.

(From City of Myrtle Beach Facebook Page)

Warbird Park WW II Exhibit

Image: City of Myrtle Beach

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Strolling through Warbird Park, you’ll notice numerous placard posts that describe various units, highlights, key personnel,  and history of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base during it’s 40 years of service to our nation.

Warbird Park


The Warbird Park static display of aircraft include:


The Warbird Park Wall of Service honors everyone who served honorably at the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, whether military or civilian.

Warbird Park Wall of Service
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The Warbird Park Circle of Heroes has memorials to our POW-MIA’s, Purple Heart Recipients, Battlefield Cross Memorial, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines.

Warbird Park Missing Man Memorial

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.

General George S. Patton

It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.

General Norman Schwarzkopf

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Ready to grab a bite to eat? Market Common has numerous restaurants to choose from. Check out our Market Common restaurants page for some ideas!

The Market Common

The Market Common District in Myrtle Beach is a live, work and play urban designed community.

“Market Common” is it’s commonly referred to, is home to thousands of residents who love the open spaces, conveniences, walking trails, restaurants, ponds, and community oriented events that are so prevalent in the area. Many retirees from “up north” have found a place they can call home at Market Common. Market Common Town Square and it’s surrounding businesses and restaurants are all within easy walking distance from each other.

Residents of Market Common have easy access to the Grand Park walking track, a gymnasium, and a community center that hosts numerous free or low cost events all year long. Also available are an inline skating hockey park and a beautiful baseball field complex that hosts several big tournaments throughout the year.

Market Common is home to Savannah’s Playground, located adjacent to Grand Park, an enabling playground that features ADA-approved playground equipment and structures designed to provide children of all abilities the opportunity for social interaction.

Many residents find getting around Market Common via their golf cart, is the easiest and best way to take care of business.

Just about any time of the year, you can find something going on at Grand Park or Valor Memorial Garden.  Whether it’s an Italian Festival, BBQ competitions, Dragon Boat races, art shows, or a beer fest and everything in between. Most Market Common events are free to attend or charge a nominal admission fee.

Do you have an event that includes Warbird Park?

If so, pass along your event information and our staff will be happy to post it.

Please include: Event Host, Event Name, Dates, Times, E-mail contact, and a synopsis of what the event is about.  If you have an image brochure or ad, send it along too.  Unless you specify, we will assume attending or participating in the event is free of charge.

Past Events:

Warthogs Motorcycle Club – 2019 1st Annual “Ass In The Sand” Poker Run

Before you schedule any event, you may want to check with The City of Myrtle Beach.