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In addition to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the USAF operates several field museums and heritage centers. Please call ahead as some may not be open to the public. They are:
Air Force Armament Museum - Eglin AFB, Fla.
Air Force Flight Test Center Museum - Edwards AFB, Calif.
Air Force Space and Missile Museum - Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla.
Air Mobility Command Museum - Dover AFB, Del.
Barksdale Global Power Museum - Barksdale AFB, La.
Enlisted Heritage Research Institute - Maxwell AFB, Ala.
Hill Aerospace Museum - Hill AFB, Utah
Malmstrom AFB Museum - Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
McChord Heritage Center - McChord AFB, Wash.
Museum of Aviation - Robins AFB, Ga.
Peterson Air and Space Museum - Peterson AFB, Colo.
Sheppard AFB Heritage Center - Shepperd AFB, Texas
South Dakota Air and Space Museum - Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
Travis AFB Heritage Center - Travis AFB, Calif.
USAF Airman Heritage Museum - Lackland AFB, Texas
Warren ICBM and Heritage Museum - F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
There are numerous military and civilian aviation museums in the United States and abroad. Here are links to a few museums:
390th Memorial Museum - Tucson, Ariz.
Aerospace Museum of California - McClellan, Calif.
American Airpower Heritage Museum - Midland, Texas
American Airpower Museum - Farmingdale, N.Y.
Canada Aviation Museum - Ottawa, Ontario, Canda
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum - Mount Hope, Ontario, Canada
Castle Air Museum - Atwater, Calif.
Cradle of Aviation Museum - Garden City, N.Y.
De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre - Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum - McMinnville, Ore.
Flying Leathernecks Aviation Museum - San Diego, Calif.
Flying Tiger Historical Organization - Guilin, China
French Aviation and Space Museum - Le Bourget, France
Glenn H. Curtiss Museum - Hammondsport, N.Y.
Grissom Air Museum - Peru, Ind.
Hickory Aviation Museum - Hickory, N.C.
Historic Aviation Memorial Museum - Tyler, Texas
Imperial War Museums - United Kingdom
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - New York, N.Y.
Kansas Aviation Museum - Wichita, Kan.
Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center - Hutchinson, Kan.
Lone Star Flight Museum - Galveston, Texas
Louisville Naval Museum - Louisville, Ky.
MAPS Air Museum - North Canton, Ohio
March Field Air Museum - Riverside, Calif.
Motts Military Museum - Groveport, Ohio
Museum of Flight - Seattle, Wash.
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) (photo collection)
National Aviation Hall of Fame (located in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force)
National Museum of the Marine Corps - Triangle, Va.
National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force - Pooler, Ga.
National Naval Aviation Museum - NAS Pensacola, Fla.
National WASP World War II Museum - Sweetwater, Texas
Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum - Rantoul, Ill.
Pacific Aviation Museum - Ford Island, Hawaii
Pima Air & Space Museum - Tucson, Ariz.
Royal Air Force Museum - London and Cosford, United Kingdom
Royal Australian Air Force Museum - RAAF Williams Point Cook, Victoria, Australia
Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum - Christchurch, New Zealand
San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego, Calif.
Silent Wings Museum - Lubbock, Texas
Smithsonian, National Air & Space Museum - Washington, D.C. and Chantilly, Va.
Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum - Ashland, Neb.
Titan Missile Museum - Sahuarita, Ariz.
U.S. Army Aviation Museum - Fort Rucker, Ala.
WACO Air Museum - Troy, Ohio
Wings of Eagles Discovery Center - Horseheads, N.Y.
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum - Denver, Colo.
Yankee Air Museum - Belleville, Mich.
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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.