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Groups & Tours

Behind the Scenes TourThere are several public tours available at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Listed below are a variety of ways to tour the museum's facilities.

Special arrangements can be made for school, Scouts and youth groups, motorcoach tours and military reunion groups. Click on the links below for more information.

Self Tours

The museum is laid out in chronological order, making it easy for visitors to self tour the facility. Click here for a virtual tour of the museum to help you plan your visit.

Click here for a series of self-guided audio tours featuring specific topics in U.S. Air Force history as they are highlighted throughout the museum's exhibits.

USAF Heritage Tours

These free guided tours of the museum are open to the general public daily at 1:30 p.m., with an additional tour at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. All tours begin at the entrance to the Early Years Gallery (through the Museum Store and turn right). Advance registration is not necessary.

Military Reunions

The museum is a popular destination for many military reunion groups each year. For information about planning a military reunion at the museum or dedicating a plaque, bench or statue in Memorial Park, please see the Military Reunions page.

School & Youth Groups

The museum has an extensive educational program for all ages, including guided tours, informational scavenger hunts, in-depth lectures, workshops and more. Click here for information about these programs.

Motorcoach & Group Visits

Click here to complete the Museum Group Registration form so group visit coordinator can assist you in planning your visit to the museum.
  • Behind the Scenes Tours

    Behind the Scenes Tours are regularly scheduled, free guided tours of the museum's restoration area. Participants are shuttled to the restoration hangars, located about one mile from the main museum complex. Tours are offered every Friday (some exceptions) at 12:15 p.m. Advance registration is required. Sign up early as tours may fill up quickly!

    Watch the Behind the Scenes Tour video (00:04:20)

    To register for tours, please select a date from the drop-down menu below and submit a registration form or call (937) 656-9436. Additional instructions are included on the form. Participants must be at least 12 years old. Please note that there have been changes to the registration process:

    - All guests over age 18 must provide a driver’s license number when registering.

    - Foreign nationals must register at least seven days prior to the tour date. Foreign nationals can no longer register on the day of the tour.
    - All guests over age 18 must present a state or federal issued photo ID when checking in for the tour.

    Note: The museum reserves the right to cancel a tour if the minimum number of registrants is not met.

  • Tour Registration Dates