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National Museum of the US Air Force

  • 1100 Spaatz Street
  • Gate 28B, enter on Springfield St.
  • Wright-Patterson AFB
  • Dayton, Ohio 45433
  • 937-255-3286 Ext. 331

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.

In accordance with the updated guidance released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will require all visitors to wear face masks indoors effective July 30 until further notice.

Visitors ages three and up will be 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.

Cleaning procedures and hand sanitizer stations will remain in place throughout the museum and all visitors are asked to continue practicing good hygiene and physical distancing.

Events scheduled at the museum will continue as planned, however all guests will need to follow mask and physical distancing guidelines.

The water fountains throughout the museum will remain closed. Visitors may bring a clear sealed water bottle (up to 20 oz), or purchase one from the Museum Store, Valkyrie Café or Air Force Museum Theatre concession stand.

In addition, all walk-through aircraft will remain open for touring inside, including the presidential aircraft used by Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower, as well as the Boeing VC-137C also known as SAM (Special Air Mission) 26000, and used by eight presidents -- Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Clinton. Visitors are asked to maintain physical distancing between groups while waiting in line and on-board the aircraft.

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. Each year thousands of visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit    


NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-3286.