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Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
FREE Admission & Parking
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.
Admission to the museum is FREE and there is NO CHARGE for parking.
The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
The 8th Air Force Control Tower and Nissen Hut, located in the Air Park, are closed until further notice.
There is a charge for the Air Force Museum Theatre, flight simulators, cafes and gift shop. Please visit the Air Force Museum Foundation website or call (937) 253-4629 for show times and prices.
The entrance to the National Museum of the United States Air Force is on Springfield Street at historic Wright Field (Gate 28B), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, six miles northeast of Dayton, Ohio.
The museum's address is:
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Click here for additional directions.
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.
Free tours are offered daily to all museum visitors. Tours are approximately one hour and 15 minutes in length.
10:00 a.m. - Early Years, WWI and WWII Galleries
11:30 a.m. - Korea and SE Asia Galleries
12:00 p.m. and 3 p.m. - Space, Research & Development, Global Reach and Presidential Galleries
1:30 p.m. Cold War Gallery
All visitors are reminded that masks are required while inside the museum facility and we ask that you maintain 6 feet of distance between visiting parties.
Those wishing to lead a large group for self-touring must contact the museum in advance.
Wheelchairs and motorized carts
Wheelchairs and motorized carts are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis to museum visitors (weight limit is 350 pounds). Please bring your own wheelchair if possible.
There is a limited supply of strollers available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your own stroller if possible.
School & Youth Groups:
We are not offering special programming or tours for school or youth groups at this time. We will re-evaluate the ability to provide these programs as conditions change. Please check our website for updates.
The museum has an extensive educational program for all ages, including guided tours, informational scavenger hunts, in-depth lectures, workshops and more. Click here for information about these programs.
The museum is a popular destination for many military reunion groups each year. For information about planning a military reunion at the museum or dedicating a plaque, bench or statue in Memorial Park, please see the Military Reunions page.
Motorcoach & Buses:
Click here to complete the Museum Group Registration form so group visit coordinator can assist you in planning your visit to the museum.
The museum offers a variety of events each month for visitors of all ages. Visit our Upcoming Events page for up-to-date information on our upcoming events.
We also recommend that visitors follow us on social media for event updates.
Early Years Gallery
World War II Gallery
Korean War Gallery
Southeast Asia War Gallery
Cold War Gallery
Research & Development Gallery
Global Reach Gallery
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.
If your question relates specifically to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, please click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions.
For the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force:
Our Questions page is designed to answer most recurring questions.
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National Museum of the United States Air Force
Public Affairs Division
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
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AF Museum Theatre:
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The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force asks visitors to comply with the following guidelines:
Masks: Visitors ages three and up are 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.
Social Distancing: Please maintain a minimum distance of six feet from those outside your party while on the museum campus.
Sanitation: Hand sanitizers are available in the facility. Please use them and washing stations in our public restrooms. Cleaning will be enhanced throughout the museum.
Health: If you are not feeling well, have a fever, body aches or a cough, please visit another day. You can take our online at virtual tour.
Check out this video with detailed information about changes made for reopening the museum.
Please note that CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Guests should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend. People who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected, any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19.
We cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit.
Visit www.afmuseumphotos.com to view or purchase your green screen photos. Photos are available for 30 days from the day they were taken.
Pomvom: (937) 741-0249
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
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
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 www.afmuseum.com.
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 from 9:00 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 www.nationalaviation.org.
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.
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