100th Anniversary Logo with the 100 in large letters and the museum logo
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking

the museum will be closed on Dec. 25, Christmas Day and will re-open on Dec. 26 at normal business hours of 9 a.m. Words flanked by blue-green evergreen trees with snow on the branches


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Plan Your Visit
Open daily from
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

(Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
and New Year's Day)

FREE admission
FREE parking

Click HERE to plan your visit.

Visit our EVENTS PAGE for information about upcoming events and exhibits.

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

Looking back at 100 years of museum history

It’s hard to believe, but 2023 marks the
museum's 100th Anniversary! 

Since 1923 the museum has grown from a small engineering study collection to the world's largest military aviation museum and is a world-renowned center for air and space power technology and culture preservation. The museum is home to countless one-of-a-kind objects. Our once small engine collection now includes more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles, thousands of artifacts, and spans 20 indoor acres with additional outdoor Air and Memorial Parks that continue to grow every year.

Join us throughout 2023 as we celebrate this major milestone in our storied history with special events, exhibits and special tours for visitors of all ages.

Follow us here and across our social media platforms for updates and information on all our upcoming events and celebrations.

Image of the museum's 100th anniversary logo with Monthly Gallery Feature, WWII gallery


overhead image of the WWII GalleryHarrowing and courageous moments are captured in the museum's World War II Gallery, which houses one of the world's top collections of WWII aircraft and a variety of engaging and evocative exhibits to tell the proud story of the U.S. Army Air Forces during the war.


The gallery captures the pivotal moments, campaigns and figures of U.S. Army Air Forces' air power in both the Pacific and European Theaters.

Learn more about the WWII gallery in this videoWWII Gallery Video.



Did you know that the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is located in one of only 18 U.S. cities designated by the National Park Service as an American world War II Heritage City? The residents of our host community contributed to theImage of the WWII Hertiage City logo home-front war effort through industry and military achievement and through personal and collective innovation and creativity. Our local community also does an exceptional job of preserving and honoring this legacy through the work of a multitude of heritage and historical sites.

Start your journey through this remarkable time in our nation's history by visiting the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force!


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