ROAD CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION

Please note Springfield Street, the road that leads to the museum’s entrance, is undergoing construction through the beginning of September. Expect lane reductions and some delays. Please follow the signs and instructions provided by the road crews.

Military Aviation Museum
Early Years Gallery
World War II Gallery
Korean War Gallery
Southeast Asia War Gallery
Cold War Gallery
Military Aviation Museum
Research and Development Gallery
Global Reach Gallery
Presidential Gallery

What's Happening

As statewide public health measures are rescinded on June 2, 2021, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base guidelines will continue to allow those who are fully vaccinated (at least two weeks beyond their final dose) to visit without wearing masks. Those who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks inside the museum, and all are asked to continue practicing good hygiene and physical distancing.
The presidential walk-through aircraft, including those used by Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower, as well as the Boeing VC-137C also known as SAM (Special Air Mission) 26000, and used by eight presidents -- Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Clinton, have re-opened. Visitors are asked to maintain physical distancing between groups while waiting in line and on-board the aircraft.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is now accepting applications for students entering grades 9 through 12 to apply to be a member of the museum's "The American Rocketry Challenge" (TARC) team for the 2021/2022 school year. What is TARC? It is the world's largest rocket contest and involves having students design, build and launch rockets to meet a specific goal which changes each year.
Now accepting registration from students ages 14-18 who are interested in taking an introductory course to becoming a pilot. This free two-week course consists of Ground School and training at a flight simulator. Students must be able to attend all 6 classes over the two-week period. Registration is required. Click on the picture for more information.

Plan Your Visit

Museum Hours
Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
and New Year's Day
FREE admission and parking, plus FREE WiFi!


Museum Location
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio 45433
(near Dayton)
(937) 255-3286

Plan Your Visit

Private Event Venue

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Security Notice

All visitors may be screened with a metal detector upon entry. In addition, all bags are subject to search and may be placed through an X-Ray machine. Weapons are not permitted including pocket knives.
  • Visitor Photography Notice

    Notice: Visitors may be filmed, photographed or recorded by the U.S. Air Force for educational and promotional uses, including for posting on public websites and social media.  
    Individuals are permitted to take their own photographs or videos while touring the museum.

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