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There are several public tours available at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Listed below are a variety of ways to tour the museum's facilities.

Special arrangements can be made for school and youth groups, motorcoach tours and military reunion groups. Click on the links below for more information.
tabSelf 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.
tabUSAF 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.
tabMilitary Reunions 
Hundreds of reunion groups visit the museum every 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.
tabSchool & 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.
tabMotorcoach & Other Group Visits 
Please complete the Museum Group Registration form so group visit coordinator can assist you in planning your visit to the museum.
tabPresidential and R&D Galleries 
The Presidential and Research & Development Galleries, located on the controlled-access portion of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, are accessible using the shuttle bus service from the main museum complex. This service is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up early as buses fill up quickly! Registration opens at 9 a.m. daily. Click here to read the requirements for visiting these galleries (government-issued ID and check-in required).
tabBehind 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!

To register for tours through December 2014, please select a date from the list 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.

Note: Although advance registration may be full for a tour, a limited number of "stand-by" registrations are available on the day of each tour. Please check with the information desk upon your arrival at the museum.
 
Watch the Behind the Scenes Tour video (00:04:37)

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

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