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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

Attention visitors, on Wed, March 29, the fourth building will be closed for an event. All other museum galleries will remain open during this time. The fourth building will re-open on March 30 at 9 a.m.

What's Happening

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.


Monthly Gallery Feature: Southeast Asi







a sewing needle and thread in the POW exhibit created by an American POW out of electrical wire.During his time as a POW Col. Brunstorm made this needle by grinding down electrical wire on concrete and using a sharp nail to make the eye.a full picture of the exhibit case containing the sewing needle and thread, as well as other pow artifacts

Colonel Alan Brunstrom, USAF (Retired) was shot down on the northeast railroad approximately 60 miles NE of Hanoi on 22 April 1966 while flying an RF-101 with the 20th Tac Recce.  He was conducting a vital weather mission and photography reconnaissance mission deep into hostile territory. In a determined effort to complete his mission, he dropped down for a low-level, high-speed dash over the target only to encounter an impenetrable area of ground fire. Despite heavy battle damage, he continued his mission until his aircraft went out of control, forcing him to eject in hostile territory.





Image of the SE Asia Gallery looking towards the B-52 with a table in front that holds a flower sculputure in the shape of a 100.

Free guided tours of the 2nd Building, including the Southeast Asia Gallery are offered daily at 11:30 a.m.

Learn more about what else you will see in our Southeast Asia Gallery


Interested in hosting a private event or meeting at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force?
Click here to find out about our unique event space

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