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Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
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 War. Memorial Park has grown significantly since that first dedication, with more than 500 memorials, including statuary memorials, plaques, trees and benches.
Nov 17 2021
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
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)
Gold Star Families Memorial
Safeside Association Memorial
If you or your organization is interested in placing a memorial in Memorial Park, please email the Special Events Division or click here for more information.
Please click here to view a map and list of memorials in Memorial Park.
Click on a link below to view photos of memorials located in Memorial Park.
Air Force Bases
Air Force Individuals
Airborne Early Warning & Control Groups
Emergency Rescue Squadrons
Engineer Aviation Battalions
Fighter Groups and Wings
Former Prisoners of War
Numbered Air Forces
Pilot, Cadet & OCS Classes
Radar Station Veterans (Front, Back)
Royal Air Force
Strategic Missile Groups
Tactical Airlift Wings
Tactical Control Groups
Troop Carrier Groups
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.
- Box cutters
- Food and Soda Drinks
* Firearms 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.
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