National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Admission to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton is free.

  • Open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day)
  • Location: (Map It) Wright-Patterson Air Force Base ● Dayton, Ohio
  • Phone: 937-255-3286
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airforce museum aerialThe National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton is the world’s oldest and largest military aviation museum. Attracting more than 1 million visitors a year, the museum boasts more 400 aerospace vehicles and thousands of historical items. Sensory rich exhibits, hands-on educational programs and entertaining special events entice the imagination and bring the Air Force story to life. From the Wright brothers through the stealth age, the museum offers visitors a dynamic tour through the portals of aviation history. Highlights include the only permanent public display of a B-2 bomber, President Kennedy’s Air Force One, a Doolittle Raiders exhibit and much more. Also available are an IMAX Theatre, a souvenir shop and a café. Museum admission and parking are FREE. For more information, visit the museum’s web site at or call (937) 255-3286.