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Air Mobility Command Museum

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Address: 1301 Heritage Rd, Dover Air Force Base, Dover, DE 19902
Phone Number: 302-677-5938
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Located on the Dover Air Force Base, this museum showcases the history of...

Located on the Dover Air Force Base, this museum showcases the history of military aviation through exhibits and a sizeable collection of planes that have been used throughout history.

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Fascinating story of Air Transport

We visited the Air Mobility Command Museum located at Dover Air Force Base. The museum houses about 30 Air Force planes used between World War II and today's ongoing support of... read more

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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the Air Mobility Command Museum located at Dover Air Force Base. The museum houses about 30 Air Force planes used between World War II and today's ongoing support of Afghanistan troops. The museum does a great job of bringing to life what it was like for Air Force personnel to transport troops, helicopters, tanks, bombs, spare parts and... More 

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Thank John M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with some of my motorcycle friends to the Festival Of Flight. This museum gets better all the time. The exhibits are top notch and the volunteers are very knowledgeable about their subjects. Definitely worth the visit!

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Thank terryzx6
Clayton, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went again today with my boys and like last time we had a great time. Very informative the 3rd. Saturday and Sunday they have open cockpit day and all the big planes are open to walk into. Also they open the fence and bring in two planes from D.A.F.B. to check out. I don't see anything to improve on.... More 

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Thank Chuck K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great event. Volunteers were very informative including WASP reenactor and "nurse" on medical transport. Most of the retired aircraft were accessible and a current C5 and C17 were open as well. Food trucks were a nice addition. Displays like the Berlin airlift in hangar were great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum. Believe there were 24 maybe more, aircrafts of different sizes available on the flight line completely opened and available for the public to climb in and check out, even C-17 and C-5. On hand were plenty of volunteer retirees eager to educate and share their knowledge of the aircraft history. There is also the museum hangar which houses... More 

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Culpeper, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were killing time and decided to stop in, and I'm so glad we did! This museum was awesome! There were more planes than we expected, and with a tour guide you could go into several of them. We met a nice guide, Chuck, who was so enthusiastic and informative. He guided us through th C5, and you can tell... More 

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Thank joeandchristine09-05
Frederica, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're into aircraft or Air Force history you have to check out this gem. There's a lot of stuff to see here. We spent three hours and could have stayed longer. They have displays inside which is air conditioned (nice since the day we went it was in the 90's). They also have aircraft outside nicely spaced so they... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can really spend almost a whole day here if you look at every exhibit. It is so worth it considering it is free. There is so much history in this museum and I can't believe they do not charge. There are so many volunteers that are very passionate about preserving and relaying the Air Force history to the public.... More 

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Thank Lily M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great plane museum adjacent to the Dover (DE) AFB. Many planes inside. and a lot more outside on the tarmac. You can even walk through several planes - including monster planes like the C5-A. Free admission. And free tours conducted by great folks who are retired Air Force. A great place for anyone who loves planes and their role... More 

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Kunkletown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty darn awesome for being completely free. We loved all of the planes outside. They're very impressive when standing next to them or inside them. Today two of them were open to walk into and check out all of the inner workings. Each plane also has an explanation and statistics sign. They also have an indoor exhibit for various aspects... More 

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