In accordance with the updated guidance released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will require all visitors to wear face masks indoors effective July 30, 2021 until further notice.
Visitors ages three and up will be required to wear masks while indoors at the museum. This policy applies to all visitors, staff and volunteers regardless of vaccination status. Visitors may wear their own masks or a free paper mask will be provided. Cloth masks will also be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Additional information available here.
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.
The museum is a popular destination for many military reunion groups each year. Military reunion groups from all eras and services visit for a day or two; many groups return every few years.
Services available for military reunion groups include publicizing notices for reunions held in the local area and the ability to place a memorial in the Memorial Park. An event coordinator focuses on working with military reunion groups and can assist in planning your visit to the museum.
The museum's Memorial Park honors Air Force-associated units and people for their courageous service and sacrifice in the cause of freedom. In October 1972, the museum dedicated the first memorial with a commemorative tree and plaque recognizing Americans held as Prisoners of War by the North Vietnamese and those missing in action during the Southeast Asia Conflict. Memorial Park has grown significantly since that first dedication, with more than 500 memorials, including statuary memorials, plaques, trees and benches.
For information about memorials currently in place, please view the map of the park and list of memorials or view the photos on the Memorial Park page.
Another option available to anyone are Legacy Data Plates, which can be purchased through the Air Force Museum Foundation. Click here for details about the Data Plate program.
If you would like more information about planning your military reunion group's visit to the museum or placing a memorial in Memorial Park, please contact:
Special Events Coordinator
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433-7102
Phone: (937) 255-1712
Fax: (937) 656-6306
Click on the links below for more information about the following topics.
Presidential/R&D Visitation Requirements
Air Force Museum Theatre
Visitors with Disabilities (see Visitors with Disabilities topic)
Area Lodging (see Lodging topic)
Other Area Attractions (see Dayton Aviation Sites topic)
Vietnam/Thailand Air Force “Sky Cops”, April 22-25, 2021
Peshawar Air Station, May 2–6, 2021
USS Lloyd Thomas DD/DDE-64, May 4-8, 2021
4950th Test Wing/Aria 328 Memorial (40th Anniversary), May 6, 2021
Wildwood Air Force Station, May 13-16, 2021
601st & 615th Air Control & Warning Squadrons, May 17-21, 2021
Sampson AFB Vets Association, Ohio Squadron, May 18-21, 2021
USS Waldron DD 699, June 10-13, 2021
Air Force 1 Former Crews, Aug 5-7, 2021
Morbach Ammo Group, Aug 18-21, 2021
USS Strong DD 758, Sept 7-12, 2021
B-52 Association, Sept 9-12, 2021
USS John W Weeks DD 701, Sept 15-19, 2021
548th Light Maintenance Company DS, Sept 20-22, 2021
UPT Class 68-B (Webb AFB), Sept 21-25, 2021
12th Tactical Fighter Wing, Sept 22-25, 2021
39th Army Engineers, Sept 28 – Oct 1, 2021
USS Ethan Allen SSBBN 608, Sept 29 – Oct 2, 2021
USS Henry L Stimson SSBN 655, Oct 6-10, 2021
UPT-68-D (LAUGHLIN), Oct 11-15, 2021
Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association, Oct 27-30, 2021
1st Cavalry Division, July 6-10, 2022
Air Force Security Force Assn – National Meeting, Sept 20-25, 2022
Note: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the National Museum of the USAF, the U.S. Air Force, or the Department of Defense, of the external website, or the information, products or services contained therein.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is located at:
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433
(near Dayton, Ohio)