GSP celebrates past, present and future with new Airport Museum

In November 1962, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport was officially dedicated, launching a new era of jet service for the Upstate region of South Carolina. Fifty-nine years later, GSP has officially unveiled a new Airport Museum, celebrating the airport and its contributions to the region and its economy.

The 350 square foot museum is located near the MAG Escape Lounge in GSP’s Grand Hall. The museum provides a detailed look at GSP from the founders’ vision in the 1950’s to the present day and onto an exciting future through 2040 and beyond. The exhibits feature rarely seen photos, videos, and first-hand accounts of the airport’s growth and its introduction of many aviation innovations that are now considered common at airports across the globe.

“As we approach sixty years of service, we want to tell the story of GSP’s transformation from a regional jetport to an international airport and the inspired vision of its founders that made the airport possible,” said Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District President and CEO Dave Edwards. “The museum gives passengers a glimpse of the intertwined history of the airport and the Upstate community and celebrates one of the most unique airports in the nation.”

The museum is open to all departing and arriving passengers at GSP and is open 24 hours a day.

About Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is served by seven major airlines offering convenient daily flights to destinations across the U.S. In 2020, GSP was recognized as the Best Airport in North America in the 2-5 million passenger category by its customers and Airports Council International. The airport is also a hub for air cargo, including flights regularly flown to and from Europe and points across the United States. Learn more at

GSP Airport Museum Unveiling

GSP celebrated the official unveiling of the Airport Museum on December 1, 2021 with a tour for original area residents. F.E. Hendrix was a member of the Flatwood Peaches baseball team and has been instrumental in preserving the history of the communities that once called the region home. F.E. Hendrix and his family toured the museum and were greeted by GSP CEO/President Dave Edwards. 

Podcast Interview

F.E. Hendrix and Phil Davis sat down with GSP’s Carolina Traveler podcast, to discuss the history of the region and the creation of the Airport Museum. 

Museum Time-lapse

Watch the Airport Museum come together. 

Reaching New Heights

GSP’s past, present, and future come to life in the new History Museum.

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