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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

About the Museum

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space.

Exhibit Notices

  • In preparation for the upcoming Search and Rescue exhibit installation, portions of the Southeast Asia Gallery may be temporarily closed during the next several weeks as we reconfigure some of the aircraft and other artifacts to accommodate the new exhibit. Please continue to check the museum's website and social media channels for the latest updates, and thank you for your patience and understanding.
  • Access to the inside of the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, located in the Korean War Gallery, will be closed April 3 - 6. 

Plan your visit

Enhance Your Visit!

Capture your visit with a green screen photo

Sample of green screen picture. Four ladies standing in front of the B-17 Memphis Belle.
Visit to view or purchase your green screen photos. Photos are available for 30 days from the day they were taken.
Pomvom: (937) 741-0249

Sample of green screen picture. Man sitting on motorcycle in front of a digital image of the museum.

Join us for a virtual visit!

Photo of a visitor holding a smart device taking a virtual tour of the museum

Take a Virtual Tour

The virtual tour allows visitors to take a virtual, 360-degree, self-guided tour of the entire museum. 
Click here to explore the virtual tour

Internal view of an aircraft cockpit.

See magnificent interior views of aircraft on display with Cockpit 360.

Click here to view the images
Download the free app from the Apple Store
Download the free app from the Google Play Store

Air Force Museum Foundation

Air Force Museum Foundation Logo

The Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists in the development and expansion of the facilities of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. In addition, the foundation provides funds each year to the museum for special projects and underwrites several programs. The foundation operates the Museum Store, Attractions as well as the Valkyrie and Refueling Cafés. It receives its funds through the operation of these activities as well as through foundation membership, donations and gifts. For more information, visit

National Aviation Hall of Fame

Logo for the National Aviation Hall of Fame

The National Aviation Hall of Fame is located adjacent to the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The National Aviation Hall of Fame was founded in 1962 as an Ohio non-profit corporation in Dayton, Ohio, the home of the Wright Brothers and the “birthplace of aviation.” The National Aviation Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring individuals who have uniquely contributed to America’s rich legacy of aviation achievement—achievement generated by American ingenuity and individual acts of great vision, persistence, skill and courage.

The National Aviation Hall of Fame is open: 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday fro9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    

Closed Tuesday, Thursday, Federal Holidays and Easter

For more information, visit