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The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force galleries present military aviation history, boasting more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display -- many rare and one-of-a-kind -- along with thousands of historical items and powerful sensory exhibits that bring history to life and connect the Wright brothers' legacy with today's stealth and precision technology. We invite you to take an online glimpse of our galleries by clicking on a gallery name to see exhibits, including aircraft, engines, equipment and weapons of the USAF.
DAYTON, Ohio -- An exterior view of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on the grounds of Wright-Patterson AFB on Oct. 27, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)
Military Aviation Museum
DAYTON, Ohio -- Early Years Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle on display in the WWII Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. B-17's flew in every combat zone during World War II, but its most significant service was over Europe. Along with the B-24 Liberator, the B-17 formed the backbone of the USAAF strategic bombing force, and it helped win the war by crippling Germany’s war industry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
DAYTON, Ohio -- Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
DAYTON, Ohio -- Apollo 15 Command Module on display in the Space Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)
DAYTON, Ohio -- North American XB-70 Valkyrie on display in the Research & Development Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)
DAYTON, Ohio -- The Flying the President exhibit in the Presidential Gallery of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum was the recipient of the Air Force Heritage Award from the Department of the Air Force History and Museums Program for the exhibit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ty Greenlees)
Early Years Gallery
World War II Gallery
Korean War Gallery
Southeast Asia War Gallery
Cold War Gallery
Research & Development Gallery
Global Reach Gallery
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The National Museum of the USAF manages more than 2,900 aircraft on loan to military and civilian organizations all over the world. Occasionally these organizations contact us about aircraft they are no longer interested in borrowing. We call these aircraft “excess to need” and NMUSAF is actively looking for new homes for them.
Please note: organizations interested in borrowing these or any aircraft from NMUSAF must meet loan eligibility requirements.
Please click here to see aircraft currently available for loan.
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 and firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons.
- Box cutters
- Food and Soda Drinks
* Firearms, to include conceal carry and other dangerous weapons, are specifically prohibited in Federal facilities in accordance with 18 USC §930 (c)
- Water bottles (clear, sealed bottle, up to 20 oz.)
- Camera bags
- Diaper bags
- Service animals
Please note the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is not responsible for items left in vehicles.
Click here for frequently asked questions regarding items permitted inside the museum.
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.