Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum, Dover: Hours, Address, Air Mobility Command Museum Reviews: 5/5

Air Mobility Command Museum

Air Mobility Command Museum
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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. Our outside aircraft ramp will be available for you to see 25 historical military aviation aircraft. Main exhibit gallery is now open for both self-guided and docent led tours. The below guidelines apply: Museum hours are Wednesday–Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Portable restrooms are available. Medal of Honor hallway, simulators, and control tower remain closed at this time.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Bill
Baldwinsville, NY1 contribution
Outstanding Day
Aug 2021 • Family
Took my son, wife, & four young children (9, 7, 5, & 2) and it was a fantastic for all. Kids liked to be able to walk through several aircraft and around others. Signage is good & helps to educate. Out door restrooms are tough for smaller kids. The gift shop was great - lots of variety and priced are reasonable. The indoor tour was outstanding. Would be great to have more indoor lighting in the aircraft and in the museum itself. Well worth a few hours of your time!
Written September 14, 2021
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Venture818160
1 contribution
Dover AFB Air Museum Tour
Sep 2021
Excellent experience. Tremendous display of aircraft both inside and outside. Toured C-5A (big as a football field), C-141A and many others. Staff is courteous and very knowledgable, very generous with their time and they make the tours really fun. Perfect for history experts as well as beginners.
Written September 13, 2021
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Robb S
1 contribution
Great Museum, Even Better Guides!
Jul 2021
I visited the museum just to see a C-119 like the one my father was a navagator on when he was in the Air Force. The staff here are amazing! They are knowledgeable about the aircraft (most of them are ex-Air Force and worked on or flew in them), the roles the aircraft played, and most importantly they are passionate about the museum and it's exhibits. So many volunteers stopped and talked to me for as long as I wanted to keep talking that I'll forget names, but I talked to Chuck for probobly 35 minutes and enjoyed every minute. Mike and Mike were equally as passionate about the museum. Mike even took my friend and I around the outside exhibits and explained the significance of several of the airplanes. Each one has a story to tell. I love airplanes, and I had a special connection to one of the planes there so I personally could have spent the whole day there. I can't thank everyone there enough for a fantastic day! If you have even the slightest interest in airplanes go visit this museum. I will be back! Hopefully, this time it won't be so hot and I'll be able to see the inside of the C-5 Galaxy.
Written September 12, 2021
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mike r
Fort Lee, NJ12 contributions
Incredible Delaware gem
Sep 2021
this was such a gem to find

for anyone who loves aircraft, this is a must visit. The museum has dozens of famous lift craft like C130, C-5, C-47 and many others, but the best part is that the guides are all military veterans, are extremely happy to tell you about each aircraft to make its life come alive, and share incredible stories of their service.

The story about the C-47 that flew in D-Day is incredible. This was the best military museum Ive been to, because the guides (veterans) were so accessible and so full of amazing history and personal stories.
Written September 3, 2021
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FamilyTraveler93
Waldwick, NJ174 contributions
Great Museum, Great Tour Guides
Aug 2021
This is a great museum for anyone interested in planes or history in general. It has about 30-40 planes, many of them used to haul cargo. There were about 25 large planes outside. There is a graph drawn on the ground outside which shows the size of each of the cargo planes - and the C5, the biggest one, is there...and it's huge.
The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable, and told stories about the planes in WWII and other historical events before these planes were retired. There was a video of two of the actual pilots talking about their time during WWII on the plane - they actually came every year to visit the plane. There was another pilot who worked as a tour guide for 30 years after he retired. They love to tell stories and answer questions. There are displays on the Vietnam war, Korean war, Iraq operation enduring freedom, the Berlin airlift "Operation Vittles", fueling planes mid-air, and more. They had a huge collection of military challenge coins, and explained their history. You can definitely learn a lot from this museum, it is full of very interesting information. We stayed over 3 hours, but most people would stay a bit less. Parts of it are still closed for covid, but there is so much to see and read even without it, it's well worth a visit. And it's free!
Written August 23, 2021
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Thank you for the very informative review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come back any time. Like you said, we are always free!
Written September 1, 2021
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Tom F
Belcamp, Md66 contributions
Must visit
Aug 2021 • Couples
Awesome place to visit. Lots of history
You can actually go and touch the plane that flew the US Vice Presidents.
Written August 8, 2021
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Thank you for your review, it is greatly appreciated. Keep an eye on our social media outlets for updates on when we return to our 'Open Cockpit Days'. During those days, you will actually be able to tour the inside of the VC-9 "Air Force 2".
Written September 1, 2021
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Monica F
Belcamp, MD124 contributions
Amazing Airplanes
Aug 2021
Do you like BIG airplanes? History? Then this is the place for you. Large outside airfield with retired airplanes of all types. From military transport C141 to medical transport. Due to Covid can only actually go onto the C141 but you can see the inside and it is truly amazing how many men and cargo could be carried in this. Museum is usually open Wednesday - Sunday 9 - 4 and there is no admission fee. Best to call just to be sure they are open. Great place for family.
Written August 7, 2021
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Thank you for your awesome review. We truly appreciate it. Just to clarify, we do have 4 aircraft open daily to tour the interior of (weather permitting). In addition to the C-141B, you can also tour inside the C-130, C-5A, and the historic C-47, inside the hangar. Once we are no longer restricted by COVID, we will return to our 'Open Cockpit Days', which are the 3rd Saturday of each month, Apr-Oct. During these days, you can tour the inside of just about all of our aircraft. Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates. Hope to have you back as our guest soon.
Written September 1, 2021
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Kristens723
Waterloo, NY33 contributions
Interesting and engaging
Jul 2021 • Family
If you have family members interested in aviation his is a great stop. Even though some parts of the museum are still closed there was a ton to see. The tour guides have a lot of knowledge to share and if you take the time to learn from them you will be able to go into aircraft that are not open to public without a guide.
Written July 31, 2021
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Jennifer H
16 contributions
Don't miss it!
Jul 2021
Such an unexpected amazing visit! The docents and military retirees bring the museum to life. Nick the tour guide is encyclopedic in his knowledge. He is an incredible story teller, we could have listened to him for hours. Nick possesses a passion and love for the people who served our country and a great respect for the incredible machinery which helped keep democracy safe. The retired vet who gave us a tour of a C-4 on the tarmac treated us to many fascinating stories and information. Worth the trip, you can spend a few minutes or several hours at this amazing place.
Written July 31, 2021
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Justin W
York, PA4,393 contributions
Great way to see military planes
Jul 2021 • Solo
This is a great way to see military planes up close. Dozens are sitting outside with a sign saying what model it is. Seeing the outside planes is self guided but tour guides are present. Inside features more planes as well as artifacts. Upon request a tour guide will take you around and explain each aircraft or artifact. Much of it is WWII. And it's all free.
Written July 29, 2021
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Air Mobility Command Museum is open:
  • Wed - Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM