Federal Property - Masks Are Required  Information available here

 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.

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Visitor Requirements

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.

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 www.afmuseumphotos.com to view or purchase your green screen photos. Photos are available for 30 days from the day they were taken.
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Sample of green screen picture. Man sitting on motorcycle in front of a digital image of the museum.

Join us for a virtual visit!

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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
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Air Force Museum Foundation

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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.

National Aviation Hall of Fame

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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 www.nationalaviation.org.