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Air Mobility Command Museum Dover

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Air Mobility Command Museum
1301 Heritage Rd
Dover
DE
19902
Tel: 302 677 5938

Where are we going today?

Where do old airplanes go? The lucky ones go to the Air Mobility Command Museum—the only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history! If you want to climb inside an airplane big enough to swallow three buses you can explore our C-133. If aviation history is your thing, see several "First, Last or Only" aircraft from jet fighters to a WWII bomber complete with authentic nose art. Experience what it's like to fly a giant airplane—take a seat in one of our flight simulators. Junior aviators can "pilot" a mini-airplane to have their picture taken by mom and dad. It's all free from movies to guided tours.

A fascinating and educational look at the war-fighting and humanitarian effects they provide, plus free flight simulators for children 10 and up and a junior pilot's plane for a perfect picture opportunity for those 6 and under.

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFREE!
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Open Tuesday through Sunday from 9am to 4pm. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's

I'm Hungry!

Crackers, candy, and drinks are available in the museum store..

Need a little extra help?

The main floor of the display hangar, museum store, and restrooms are handicapped accessible. The C-141B aircraft outside has a ramp for wheelchair access..

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Flash photography IS allowed..

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    Awesome!

    If you can, get one of the guys to give you a tour just make sure to give a good donation.

    We were able to get in and look around a number of planes, and the tour guide was able to give us stories about how most of the craft came to be at the museum and what they had done prior to their retirement on the tarmac.

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    Great museum! Be sure and walk through it with a guide so you can experience everything they have to offer.

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    We live less than an hour away but had never been to the Air Mobility Command Museum before. Last weekend we took relatives visiting from PA and VA for open cockpit day - 3rd Saturday of the month, weather-permitting.
    We had two four-year-olds and an eight-year-old in our group, and they loved it. We lucked out with incredibly cool weather for August, so there was no worry that the planes would be closed due to excessive heat.
    The docents were informative, told interesting little stories, and were very kind to the children. Most of them had...Read More

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    I loved this museum. I just discoved by luck when passing on the highway toward Virginia Beach. Seeing C-133, C-124, Super-Constellation and the F-106 was exciting.

    Did have the chance to see the B-17 and the C-47 in the hangar, an official USAF ceremony occurred at this moment. Hope to have a chance to see it again.

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    Great place to visit! The history and exhibits there are great and plentiful. The folks working there are predominately volunteers and are truly dedicated. I highly recommend a visit!

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by Paula M

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We live less than an hour away but had never been to the Air Mobility Command Museum before. Last weekend we took relatives visiting from PA and VA for open cockpit day - 3rd Saturday of the month, weather-permitting.
We had two four-year-olds and an eight-year-old in our group, and they loved it. We lucked out with incredibly cool weather for August, so there was no worry that the planes would be closed due to excessive heat.
The docents were informative, told interesting little stories, and were very kind to the children. Most of them had actually flown in the models they were hosting. The museum was interesting for adults, and kid-friendly, too.
One of the outdoor planes had a fire truck inside...How cool is that combo?
I didn't get to go up in the tower because I stayed down with some members of our party, but those who did go up found the presentation to be very interesting.
Can't wait to go back when the huge C-5 is ready for display later this year. It would also be cool to go on a weekday when there might be some take-off and landing activity on base.
It was little bit tricky to get to from DE Route 10, even with GPS.. will probably go a different way next time..

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